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No to reduced crossing time

Petition published by Living Streets on Jul 05, 2010
56 Signatures 
Target: Transport for London, Mayor of London, Department for Transport

Petition Background (Preamble):

National charity Living Streets is calling plans to reduce pedestrian crossing time in London to be stopped - amidst safety fears for pedestrians.

As part of its plans to smooth traffic flow across the capital, Transport for London (TfL) has been investigating changing signalised pedestrian crossings, including reducing pedestrian crossing time.

Living Streets is concerned about any reduction in pedestrian crossing times. Fear of traffic and the tortuous amounts of time it can take to cross some roads are real barriers to people walking more short journeys, in particular older people and those with disabilities.

We want the Mayor to put an end to initiatives that involve reducing pedestrian crossing time.

Petition:

Dear Mayor

We want you to put an end to initiatives that involve reducing pedestrian crossing time now.

London could be a world class walking city, however scarce resources and effort must be directed towards ensuring quality safe crossings and streets that are designed with people in mind - not just smoothing the flow of motor traffic. This means ensuring that people have sufficient time to cross the road. Fear of traffic and the tortuous amounts of time it can take to cross some roads are real barriers to people walking more short journeys, in particular older people and those with disabilities.

The No to reduced crossing time petition to Transport for London, Mayor of London, Department for Transport was written by Living Streets and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , ,

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