ePetition details

Speed Reduction Improvements on Sandy Lane, Brindle

We, the undersigned, petition the county council to reduce the National Speed limit zones on Sandy Lane to 40 MPH and introduce a chicane or other forms of speed calming measures through the 30MPH village centre (by the Church and Water Street junction) to improve levels of road an pedestrian safety.

National speed limit coming into the village leads drivers to enter village at speeds greater than the 30MPH current limit.

Riley green is 40mph ,approach to Abbey Village is 40mph then 30 mph, Hoghton is 40mph prior to 30mph. Sandy Lane is less safe than these roads yet the permitted road speed is 50% more

Junction with Water Street has restricted visibility of oncoming traffic travelling along Sandy Lane.

Sandy Lane has no street lighting ,limited footpaths that suddenly stop and pedestrians are expected to walk on the road , It is popular road for cyclists and horse riders and has several blind bends.

On many occasions vehicles can be seen in the hedge bottoms. In November 2019 there were 3 incidents and it was not icy conditions

This ePetition ran from 13/12/2019 to 08/05/2020 and has now finished.

106 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Where a speed limit is set unrealistically low for a particular road function or surrounding environment, it will likely be ineffective at communicating its purpose of reducing vehicle speed. At the present time, no incidents have been recorded within the vicinity of the village within the last 5 years that indicates the presence of a current speed related road safety concern. On this basis, we are unable to recommend traffic calming measures at this time.

Sandy Lane may feature incidents that did not result in injury and, therefore, not recorded. However, we will be introducing speed awareness signs, which we have used previously at this location. These will be installed again from July 2020 for three months.

Historical villages situated along primary routes characteristically feature buildings in close proximity to the highway. This often reduces the width of available footway space when compared to major towns and cities. Both approaches to the village currently feature defined 'gateways' providing clearly perceptible notification to drivers that they are entering a change in environment. This requires them to reduce speed and be aware of the potential increased presence of vulnerable road users.