The Hay Lane campaign to make the pedestrian crossing safer has nearly all the signatures we need to present to Swindon Borough Council in September.
I’ve been out supporting West Swindon Parish Councillor, Trish Philpot, to collect signatures for the petition. We are calling on Swindon Borough Council to
- decrease the speed limit to 20mph in the area near the crossing
- install a speed hump at the crossing to increase its visibility and reduce speeds
- install signage to alert drivers to the crossing so they can slow down
Shoppers at Freshbrook were keen to sign the petition to make the crossing safer. School children use the crossing regularly as do residents crossing over to Lydiard Park. While the average speed on the road comes in just under 30mph, speed data has shown that in one week over 4000 cars were travelling at over 30 miles per hour. This means that another accident, potentially a fatal one, could happen on the Hay Lane crossing at any time.
You can sign the online petition here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/make-hay-lane-safe
Coverage in the Swindon Advertiser is here: https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17870073.mum-39-s-petition-urges-council-make-zebra-crossing-hay-lane-safer/