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We the undersigned petition the council to change the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph for the entirety of Tidcombe Lane, as well as introducing traffic calming measures on the mini roundabout and stop signs at the roundabout at the junction of Tidcombe Walk before a fatal accident occurs.

The residents of Tidcombe Lane and Tidcombe Walk, Tiverton, are subjected daily to danger inflicted by drivers entering Tidcombe Lane from Canal Hill and Blundell’s Road at speeds far higher than imposed and too fast than the width of the lane allows.

From Canal Hill, there is a bridge that crosses the river which is narrow and forces drivers to slow down. They are also forced to slow down on a narrow stretch with parked cars on the left between 65 and 49a Tidcombe Lane. Once past, drivers speed toward the mini-roundabout and fail to slow down at the roundabout or to slow down at the 20mph speed limit leading towards Blundell’s Road.

On numerous occasions, residents, who stop and give way to the right when entering the roundabout from Tidcombe Walk, have found that the decreased visibility, from a stone wall on the corner, when giving way on the roundabout has led to some near crashes with vehicles entering the roundabout too fast. Equally, when turning right from Tidcombe Walk, there have been numerous occasions when cars travelling from Blundell’s Road have failed to give way on the roundabout because they are travelling at speeds far higher than imposed. Drivers are avoiding the traffic calming measures on Blundell’s Road and use Tidcombe Lane as a thoroughfare. Many drivers ignore the 20mph speed limit and it is particularly dangerous here for pedestrians as it is not a straight road, and one particular stretch of road has no lighting.

For pedestrians, there are no footpaths. Again, on several occasions there have been incidents where drivers are failing to slow down. The visibility on Tidcombe Lane and Tidcombe Walk is greatly reduced by a high wall on the corner of the roundabout, as well as overhanging trees in the lane, and this is proving to be exceptionally dangerous.

There are numerous residents and young children who live in this area, as well as many bike riders and walkers using this road and we demand that our safety is put first.

Started by: Julie Castleden

This ePetition ran from 09/02/2021 to 10/05/2021 and has now finished.

29 people signed this ePetition.