For over 20 years the residents of Elton Road, Fanshawe Street, Byde Street, Wellington Street and Nelson Street have suffered from the problems caused by through traffic using these streets to access Hertford North Station, the A119 and the A414.
In money allotted from the Sainsbury’s development, £25k was specifically allotted to Byde St to mitigate the rat run. Action was not taken, and the rat run is now believed to be ranked one of the worst in Hertfordshire.
Daily incidents include road rage, residents being driven at by speeding vans, people being sworn at while on their own drives, cars routinely mounting pavements as children walk to school, and regularly, people being knocked off bikes, minor and serious collisions. The traffic causes constant noise, dust and pollution.
The people living in these streets deserve better.
Hertfordshire County Council states it wants pedestrians,
cyclists and public transport to be prioritised on residential
streets to improve public health through better air quality and
supporting physical activity such as cycling.
We call on the Council to make good on its claimed priorities:
1) To take decisive action to stop the rat run.
2) To meet with ‘rat run’ residents and listen to our ideas;
3) To spend the money allotted to us to actually improve our streets – not on another round of endless paperwork.
Let’s make Lower Bengeo beautiful
Started by: John Howson
This ePetition runs from 25/01/2021 to 19/03/2021.
154 people have signed this ePetition.