Jo McCarron, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kingswood, is working with local residents to call for practical measures that will help reduce the speed of traffic on Craven Way.
Jo, the Labour team and a group of local residents have started a petition to address growing concerns about pedestrian safety, especially for elderly residents and children crossing the road to get to school. So far more than 150 residents in the local area have signed the petition suggesting a series of measures to help tackle the problem:
• Lower the speed restricion to 20MPH on Craven Way and part of Tower Lane by the roundabout
• Introduce speed tables, a type of speed hump
• Restrict the weight of vehicles driving through
• Install barriers to protect homes on the Tower lane roundabout, which have been crashed into a number of times
• Install a pedestrian crossing at the Tower Lane end of Craven Way.
Jo said: “I was meeting lots of local residents concerned that the current traffic calming measures on Craven Way aren’t stopping cars and lorries speeding through, so I held a meeting with a group of residents determined to do something about it rather than sit back and let the problem continue. We put together a petition suggesting some practical measures and we’re working now to get as many people as possible to sign up to it. If enough residents agree that this is a problem, we can, together, apply pressure for action to be taken. The local residents working on the campaign are a credit to the community and it’s a pleasure working with them to try and help the area.”