These proposals comprise:
speed humps in : Heath drive, Fencroft Avenue, Platts Lane
pedestrian crossing: Fencroft Avenue (just east of the corner with Kiddepore gardens)
raised table with build out: Platts Lane (between junctions with Briardale Gdns and Fencroft Ave)
build out: Briardale Gdns (at junction with Platt lane)
loss of four resident parking spaces(at pedestrian crossing)
Question 1: By what mean of transport do you normally travel in this area? Bicycle
Question 2: Are you in favour of the proposed raised zebra crossing outside St Margaret’s school? Yes
Question 3: Are you in favour of the proposed speed humps along Ferncroft Avenue? Yes
Question 4: Are you in favour of the proposed informal crossing point with a footway build-out across Briardale gardens at the junction with plats lane? No (see comments)
Question 5 : Are you in favour of the proposed raised crossing point with a footway build out across Platts Lane at the junction with Briardale Gardens and Ferncroft Avenue? No (see comments)
Question 6: Are you in favour of the proposed speed humps along Platts lane? Yes
Question 7: Are you in favour of the proposed speed humps along Heath Drive? Yes
Our major objections relate to the proposed changes at the Ferncroft Avenue/Platts lane/Briardale Gardens junctions (question 4 and 5). The proposed changes provide neither added safety nor priority to pedestrians as one would expect from a Safer Route to School scheme. We propose that as a minimum there should be a raised PEDESTRIAN CROSSING across Platts Lane. Preferably there should also be a pedestrian crossing across Ferncroft Avenue and Briardale Garden. An alternative to the latter would be to close to motor traffic Briardale Gardens at the junction with Platts lane. We feel that the two proposed footway build outs are of very limited advantage to pedestrians and of potential danger to cyclists whose safety should also be considered in these schemes.
In addition to the above we would also like to suggest that the North end of Kidderpore Gardens should be closed to motor traffic. This would create a desirable dead end road in front of the school entrance. Some of the children driven to school may be dropped down at the junction with Kiddepore Avenue and WALK along Kiddepore Gardens.