Search

Liberal Democrats call for road safety measures in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 17:03 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 07 February 2018

Beckenham Candidates - from left, Chloe-Jane Ross, Rich Wilsher, Alison Davis. Picture: Bromley Liberal Democrats

Beckenham Candidates - from left, Chloe-Jane Ross, Rich Wilsher, Alison Davis. Picture: Bromley Liberal Democrats

Archant

Beckenham and Bromley Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to fight for safe crossings and traffic calming measures on dangerous roads, particularly those used for routes to school.

Beckenham and Bromley Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to fight for safe crossings and traffic calming measures on dangerous roads, particularly those used for routes to school.

‘Safer to School, Safer for all’ is the brainchild of Lib Dem campaigners Chloe-Jane Ross, Alison Davis and Rich Wilsher, all parents with school-age children.

Ms Ross said: “Parents like us have spoken about their worries for the safety of their children, many have asked the council for help, but councillors seem unable or unwilling to act unless someone is killed or seriously injured.

“The petition on Village Way shows just how concerned local people are.”

Rich Wilsher, who campaigned for safe crossing on Copers Cope Road last year, said: “Many roads across the north of the borough are notorious for speeding, rat-running and lack of safe crossings.”

The Liberal Democrats’ campaign calls on Bromley Council to listen to its residents by: introducing traffic calming measures and safe crossing places on school routes; take prompt action to deal with road safety and traffic issues on both main and residential roads; and adopt a common sense Road Safety policy.

Alison Davis, a local parent who will be standing for a councill seat in Bromley for the Lib Dems in May, told how her own daughter had been the victim of a “near miss” on her way home from school.

She said: “She’s only 12 but she came home in a state of shock, saying an impatient driver had almost mounted the pavement and hit her.

“I know no-one can legislate against people driving inconsiderately or dangerously, but Bromley Council has utterly failed to respond to increases in traffic.”

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher said, “There is no doubt that the long term road accident trend is downwards, with the numbers of serious injuries declining by 61% since 2001, to 77 serious or fatal injuries in 2015.

“We have ongoing programmes to continue this downward trend.

“Local residents may not be aware that the vast majority of schools have a School Travel Plan, with these 92 schools having a direct and immediate platform to raise any road safety concerns with the council.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bromley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bromley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bromley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest news

Yesterday, 12:18

County Championship Division Two: Glamorgan (186 & 78) lost by an innings and 172 runs to Kent (436)

Yesterday, 12:56

The Palace of Westminster’s security system had not “functioned for years” and “completely failed” Pc Keith Palmer on the day he was stabbed to death by a terrorist, an inquest has heard.

Yesterday, 09:17

A man from Bromley has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, transferring criminal property and possessing articles for use in fraud.

Yesterday, 07:59

Kent centurion Zak Crawley admitted it felt good to finally score his maiden century for the county on Wednesday.

Yesterday, 07:00

A Crayford tennis club saw the unveiling of brand new courts last weekend (September 16).

Wed, 20:12

Kent opener Zak Crawley hit a fluent maiden first-class century to bolster his side’s promotion hopes and leave the Hop County in total command of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Division Two basement side Glamorgan.

Most read

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bromley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bromley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24