ePetition details

Making Grover Road a one-way road

We the undersigned petition the County Council to Make Grover Road a one-way road

-Cars constantly parked on both sides of the road
-there's only space for one car to drive down the road
-the road has two bends either end so its very dangerous when approaching these bends, as you can't see if another car is coming in the opposite direction
-if you do approach a car coming from the opposite direction there is near enough nowhere to pull into to allow the car to pass
-it is near enough impossible for large vehicles (delivery vans etc) as well as smaller cars to maneuver if they get stuck with a car coming the opposite way
-ambulances/fire engines struggle very much to get round (if not find it impossible) as we have experienced
-the road is next to a busy road and a main train station so it gets very busy for residents
-This road does not have adequate width to cater to two way traffic
-being one-way will create a safer environment for drivers and pedestrians

Started by: Harriet Wilson

This ePetition ran from 15/04/2019 to 28/06/2019 and has now finished.

13 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The County Council has considered and investigated the concerns raised within this petition. The local County Councillor, Stephen Giles-Medhurst has also been made aware of the petition.

We receive numerous requests for changes to the public highway and have to prioritise where the limited available funds are spent. Current accident data for Grover Road indicate there have been no injury accidents in the last 5 year period in Grover Road up to September 2018. It should be noted that only injury accidents are included. Therefore this location is not a priority for the limited funding available.

A Highways Officer has visited the location and noted that the direction in which vehicles park is split equally on both sides. This indicates that there is not a favoured entry point or direction of travel by local residents.

Grover Road has around 100 dwellings where the ‘one-way street’ scheme is proposed. With only 13 signatures on the recently submitted petition, and limited funding available we will not be developing such a scheme at this time.