ePetition details

Safe crossing for pedestrians at Goffs Lane / Rosedale Way / Lieutenant Ellis Way roundabout

We the undersigned petition the County Council to Put a safe crossing at the Roundabout near Goffs Oak Secondary School so that the children walking to school from this direction can do so safely. It is such a busy round about and so many children walk this way to school. I am so surprised that this roundabout does not have a pelican crossing for the children coming from Goffs Lane/Goffs Oak/Cuffley. I live near the roundabout and my children will hopefully attend this school when they are older as it is walking distance. However, I am concerned that they will be crossing a very busy roundabout to get there and will be at risk. As with all roundabouts, when a pedestrian is crossing they have to look at all exits of the roundabout for oncoming traffic, and those coming from Lieutenant Ellis Way tend to drive at a higher speed as this road has a speed limit of 50 mph. Therefore, the proposed site of the crossing is on the exit for Rosedale way. It is only a matter of time before a serious injury or accident occurs, so we ask th

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Started by: Deborah Jeffery (Amelia Neocleous)

This ePetition ran from 27/07/2018 to 30/11/2018 and has now finished.

6 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Hertfordshire County Council Response to e-petition for ‘Safe crossing for pedestrians at Goffs Lane / Rosedale Way / Lieutenant Ellis Way roundabout’:

As part of the Hertfordshire County Council Safer Routes to School (SRTS) programme, education establishments that are committed to developing more sustainable routes to school would be considered as benefiting from the implementation of works within the school site or public highway.
Schools are selected annually through the SRTS ranking process. As such, schools with accredited travel plans are prioritised and selected through the process and the SRTS team work with those schools with specific reference to their school travel plan to identify barriers and opportunities to sustainable travel on pupils’ routes to school.

In the case of Goffs Oak Secondary School, Highway Officers will work with the school to explore more sustainable journeys, which could include improving or providing footpath and cycle facilities, signage, crossings and traffic calming. However, as budgets are limited, there is no guarantee that the school would be ranked higher than other schools in the County who have also requested similar actions. We are keen, however to meet onsite to discuss your concerns, therefore are you able to contact us directly to arrange a meeting.

Kind Regards
Trevor Brennan
Environment and Infrastructure
Strategy & Programme Manager, East Herts & Broxbourne
Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DN, t: 0300 123 40471