Traffic safety issues on Mowbreck Lane and Garstang Road North, Wesham
When the new Rowland homes site was being built next to Mowbreck
Lane, they put in a pedestrian access point at the end of
Sandmartin Ave where it meets Mowbreck Lane. This is excellent for
pedestrians, however the access point does not have a gate and goes
straight onto a busy road. The footpath is on the opposite side and
it's difficult to see the fast moving traffic and farm vehicles to
cross over, especially with kids and prams. I'm sure we all want to
encourage our kids to walk to school but this really is not safe.
Also the footpath on the opposite side is very narrow with
overgrown hedges not helping the safety of the situation.
I am also very concerned about the very large number of vehicles, travelling way above the 20mph speed limit on both Mowbreck Lane and Garstang Road North past St Joseph's School. This stretch of road also goes past a park, a playing field, the school, a fire station and ambulance station. My children attend St Joseph's and I can honestly say, that unless something is done to address the speeding on this road, somebody, very likely children will get hurt or injured. I've also seen numerous posts on social media from Fylde police conducting road watch operations, where they have reported high numbers of speeding vehicles, the latest one was travelling at 39mph past the school at school finish time
This ePetition runs from 14/10/2019 to 25/11/2019.
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