Thursday, 15 November 2018

Safe Wells Rd Crossing

I have signed the e-petition here calling for a safe crossing on Wells Rd in Knowle between Somerset Rd and Marston Rd. I urge others to sign it, to help in increasing the pressure for safety and security at this location. Here is the full text of the e-petition:

We the undersigned call on Bristol City Council to put in place a safe crossing point on the Wells Road between Somerset Road and Marston Road.

This area of Wells Road is home to several nurseries, a school, care homes, churches, and a GP surgery. It is a natural crossing point for families living on both sides of Wells Road to get local schools and nurseries, parks and other amenities. Currently there is no safe crossing point between the traffic lights at Totterdown shops, and the traffic lights next to Broadwalk Shopping Centre.

The Wells Road has two lanes of busy traffic, as well as a bus lane at this point. There have been several pedestrian accidents and near-misses involving both adults and children, the latest involving a 4-year-old who was hit by a motorcycle in October. We ask the council to act now to improve safety and to prevent other serious and fatal accidents.
To find our more:

You can also help by taking part in survey about known pedestrian accidents and near misses on the Wells Road:
Started by: Ben Smith
This ePetition runs from 05/11/2018 to 31/03/2019.

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