ePetition details

Provide a safe pedestrian crossing at the junction of Rickmansworth Road and Green Lane in Northwood

We the undersigned petition Hillingdon Council to install a safe pedestrian crossing at Rickmansworth Road/Green Lane.

We strongly recommend the Council review the design of this junction and prioritise it for walkers and cyclists. It is currently very dangerous to navigate especially during peak times. The junction sits on the main walking and cycling route for children and their parents commuting to Northwood College, The Hall nursery, Weatherby House Montessori nursery, Holy Trinity School, St Helen’s School, Little Crickets nursery and Firthwood School. It is also used by students who walk to the London School of Theology, and members of the public who work in the Mount Vernon Hospital and Northwood station/shops.

The traffic light that is in place makes it both difficult and dangerous to cross the road. When it is “safe” to cross, members stop in the middle of the road, where the island is. However, it can be difficult to know if there is any oncoming traffic coming from Green Lane and/or cause any oncoming cars to stop – which, in turn, is quite dangerous. The traffic islands are not big enough to accommodate more than one buggy or mobility scooter leaving others stranded mid-way through the crossing.

In fact, in the last 5 years (2017 – 2021) there have been 11 accidents recorded within a 0.25mile of the junction, and this, heart-breakingly, included fatalities.

The council must ensure there are adequate measures for the volume of traffic now on Rickmansworth Road/ Green Lane and the volume of pedestrians, especially during peak school run times.

With the council and national government trying to encourage more people to 'go green' and use their cars less, it seems only logical to provide safe crossing points to allow pedestrians to cross safely. This will in turn promote more families walking and cycling to schools in the area.

On reaching 100 signatures it will be formally considered by the Council and relevant Cabinet Member. Local ward Councillors will also be made aware of the petition. The Council's Democratic Services Team will keep the lead petitioner updated on progress.

This ePetition runs from 17/05/2022 to 15/08/2022.

35 people have signed this ePetition.

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