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Toucan Crossing for safe crossing into Kirkham at A583/A585/Ribby Road Roundabout

We, the undersigned, petition the county council to complete the construction of the Toucan crossing across the A585 as per the planning permission granted to Story Homes (Brookwood Park) and Barratt Developments Ltd (The Spinnings).

Residents attempting to cross from The Spinnings, Story Homes, and other neighbouring properties on the A583 are putting their lives at risk when walking and cycling into Kirkham, when crossing the A585.

There are two busy lanes to cross at this junction.

Going into Kirkham it is very difficult to cross safely due to the speed at which the vehicles both come off the Blackpool Road bypass to take a left, and the traffic that is coming around the roundabout from Ribby Hall/Kirkham.

The return journey from Kirkham involves a blind spot with the traffic coming from the right due to a large bush blocking the view.

The construction of a Toucan Crossing was a condition of the planning permission granted to Story Homes and Barratt Developments Ltd (The Spinnings).

This crossing needs to be built before an accident occurs. Many families are crossing this dangerous junction twice daily to take their children to and from school.

We ask that the Council and Developers commit to and complete these works as soon as possible.

There is a great opportunity to do this at the moment due to reduced traffic flow due to lockdown, which will minimise the disruption to the community.

This ePetition runs from 02/06/2020 to 14/07/2020.

102 people have signed this ePetition.