Residents living near a busy 40mph road are calling for a reduction in its speed limit.
Residents have set up an online petition calling on Gloucestershire County Council to reduce the posted/marked speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on the A419 in Thrupp. They’re are pleading to the Parish Council, Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Highways for measures to support road safety for all road users and pedestrians and to look at ways to reduce speed, improve general air quality and consider measures to reduce noise levels which will benefit residents both fronting directly onto the A419 and set higher up in the surrounding valleys.
Heading up the campaign local resident Linda Cipriani explained: “I have lived locally for more than 35 years and during this time have noted traffic levels continuing to increase however no improvements to road safety has taken place. We fear that if nothing is done soon that there could be a serious injury or fatality. It was not only a week or so ago a vehicle lost control bringing down a power line pole. School children often find themselves needing to dart across the road, navigating speeding traffic, simply to get from the bus stop across to their homes. Funds are being spent on the re-opening of the canal however both residents and visitors are unable to cross the road safely to enjoy it.
“I’ve had a fantastic response to the petition, having received over 300 signatures when combining both the paper-based and online ‘e’signatures to date. So many people living in Thrupp and Brimscombe have welcomed the campaign. With further development due to take place nearby, the number of people needing to cross this busy stretch of road will only increase.”.
Linda, who has the full support of the Parish Council, and County Councillor Chloe Turner, is hoping that if enough people show their support and commitment by signing the ePetition that Gloucestershire Country Council and Gloucestershire Highways will agree to join a meeting with the Parish Council to discuss the situation and work towards a solution that will benefit everyone.
Please click the following link to sign the petition.
Should you have trouble registering to sign the petition please email Speed40to30@outlook.com as a paper-based option is also available.