ePetition details

Funding to implement road safety recommendations on Kingsfield Road near Bromet Primary School and Bushey Station

We the undersigned petition the County Council to Put in place infrastructure to slow the speed of vehicles using Kingsfield Road (eg. Bumps or reduced speed limit). Kingsfield Road is used as a cut through from Northwood and Carpenters Park to the town centre and M1. The current limit is 30mph but consistently vehicles are passing at 40-50mph and sometimes more.

There are cars parked on both sides of the road and only enough space for one car to pass between. There are three blind corners which consistently see cars coming too quickly leaving little time to avoid collisions. One of these corners is also the junction where Cedar Road meets Kingsfield Road (Cedar Road already has bumps to slow the through traffic).
Another danger comes from the young children coming to and from Bromet Primary School where a driver speeding poses a high risk to their safety.

Started by: Giacomo Desiderio

This ePetition ran from 16/01/2020 to 12/03/2020 and has now finished.

One person 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.

A County Council key priority is to reduce the number of people who are either killed, or injured on our road network each year. The Safety Engineering programme budget develops and delivers schemes to meet this priority.

The main criteria used is 6 or more personal injury collisions (PICs) within a 75m radius over a three calendar year period. A higher weighting score is given for more severe PICs. The County Council also considers the causes of collisions in determining that remedial measures are appropriate and what form they could take.

There have been no reported personal injury collisions in Kingsfield Road over the last 5 year period. Therefore this site would not qualify for consideration under our safety engineering programme.

Schools are encouraged by the County Council to produce travel plans to help encourage walking and cycling journeys to school, and thereby reducing car trips. These travel plans feed into the Safer Routes to Schools Programme. Requests made by schools are then ranked, prioritised, and works are undertaken on a priority basis where adequate funding exists.

The Safer Sustainable Journeys team who liaise with Schools and assist them in developing their Travel Plans have been advised of this petition

The Police are responsible for speed enforcement. To report speeding vehicles please call 101 or online athttps://www.herts.police.uk/Report/Report.,