Pedestrian safety at and near Downhills Way/Lordship Lane junction

Perhaps there has been discussion about this before I joined the website, but in case not ...

We're concerned about pedestrian safety at the west arm of the Roundway where it crosses Lordship Lane and becomes Downhills Way.  Also at the junctions nearer the top corner of Noel Park, with Westbury Avenue in particular.

The only 'green person' light giving pedestrians a completely safe crossing is on the north side of the crossroads.  If you are fleet of foot, you might be OK negotiating these junctions, but if you have a push-chair, or mobility problems, yourself, it feels quite alarming.

My wife has written to the council and had a reply from Michael Demosthenous.  He points out that TfL are responsible for the traffic lights, but they would need instructions from Haringey council about placement and maintenance.  He continues: 

"The funding and time scale to design, model and deliver this work would be significant and we have to date been unable to identify an appropriate funding source. "

Would anyone be interested in pressing the council to give this problem higher priority?  Of course I realise it is of greatest interest to those of us living in the north-east corner of Noel Park.

Geoffrey

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I'm interested. If you can lead on it. I'll help get signatures or whatever you want to do.  

I often walk to the Sainsburys there and it's very dangerous, even for the fleet of foot.

Fully support

Local residents associations adjacent to the Roundway - Tower Gardens Residents Group and Flexmere Marshall Residents Group - issued a joint audit/report calling for 20mph limit and improvements to the whole length of the Roundway, including this scandalous junction.

See report attached (hopefully!)...

Dave Morris

Flexmere Marshall Residents Group

Thanks for this info Dave. I've posted the report as a blog post here - 

http://noelparknet.ning.com/forum/topics/pedestrian-safety-at-and-n...

Hi Dave

At the Residents Association meeting last month we heard from one of our councillors that there is good possibility of Haringey identifying some funding to make these junctions safer.  It would help if concerned residents could organise a petition (on paper or on-line) to support this. 

I had hoped I would be able to help with this, but health issues are taking up a lot of my time and energy, still.  Is anyone else able to take the lead in organising petitions? - I cannot. 

I am sending this reply to everyone who has contributed to the discussion.

Geoffrey

It irritates me to the extreme that the council requires a petition to fix a situation that's dangerous and even life-threatening! 

I can put an online petition up if everyone else can distribute it to their networks. It will have to wait until Friday, but I'm happy to do it then.

I'd support this too.

Hello Brigid.  Sorry not to have replied to your kind offer to help re safety  at the Downhills Way junction (petitions etc).

We have been pretty much loaded with family and health matters, but I am trying to get one or two things practical things sorted out and then will get back to you.

Geoffrey Rendle

I would support this too, not sure why Sainsburys weren't asked to contribute to improving the junction when they opened up. The council/TFL would have known that a major supermarket would increase footfall there.

Hi

At the Residents Association meeting last month we heard from one of our councillors that there is good possibility of Haringey identifying some funding to make these junctions safer.  It would help if concerned residents could organise a petition (on paper or on-line) to support this.  I had hoped I would be able to help with this, but health issues are taking up a lot of my time and energy, still.  Is anyone else able to take the lead in organising petitions? - I cannot.  I am sending this reply to everyone who has contributed to the discussion.

Geoffrey

I've updated the blog post of the residents' proposed improvements for the roundway to include the photos in the original report. For some reason, they dropped off the document when I posted it.

Thank you Rachella for the blog post.  I think what Louise and I should do next is to talk to one of the local councillors, partly to ask what might be the most effective way of getting raising our concerns and getting some priority for the Roundway/Lordship lane junction.

Excellent! Do keep us updated. As you can see above, there's plenty of support for this.

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