Petition to Brighton and Hove Council

from the residents of Rugby Road


Rugby Road is a traffic calmed area, with speed bumps and a 20 mph speed limit. The road narrowing and raised platforms at the Ditchling Road and Stanford Avenue junctions were constructed in 1999 as part of a scheme to improve the road calming in the Rugby Road and Ditchling Rise areas. The junctions along Ditchling Road were designed to improve pedestrian safety and to provide a safer environment for the children walking to school, particularly nearby Downs Infants and Junior Schools.


A large number of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s) are constantly using
Rugby Road as a cut through to the other side of the city. The school children have to cross the paths of these HGV’s. These vehicles also cause unacceptable noise disturbance to residents. Among the HGV’s are a regular  stream of refuse carts from the nearby Hollingdean depot. This daily traffic starts from about 5.30 a.m., risks the lives of local schoolchildren and causes loss of sleep. Assurances were made by the Head of CityClean in 2003 and 2004 that drivers would be instructed not to use Rugby Road in this way, following requests from residents to local Councillors, yet there has been no change. Nearby Hollingbury Road has an HGV ban which was approved at the same time as the traffic calming there and in Rugby Road.


 We call upon the Council to:


1. Instigate an HGV ban in
Rugby Road (and other nearby traffic-calmed

    roads west of Ditchling Road).
 2. Instruct refuse vehicle drivers to avoid
Rugby Road (and other nearby

     traffic-calmed roads) as a through route.
 3. Seek or make provision for alternative routes for refuse vehicles.

 

Please sign and tear off the slip below and return to … Rugby Road. All slips will then be attached to the petition sheets. Your email address, if you are happy to give this, will help keep everyone in touch with the campaign. You can find out more on our website http://www.peace-in-rugby-road.org.uk

Plans include a deputation to Council on 28th April at 4pm.

 

 

I/we support the Rugby Road petition:

 

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