The Petition of the people of Addington and Forestdale,
Declares that the current highways arrangements at the pinch point at Featherbed Lane pose a danger to pedestrians and other road users and notes that narrow pavements put pedestrians at risk of collision with wider commercial vehicle.s and is concerned that current practice in Croydon on providing road safety measures requires fatalities and injuries before action is taken.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take steps to secure an investment by Croydon Council in improving safety at the Featherbed Lane pinch point that slows traffic for the safety of all road users.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr. Andrew Pelling, Official Report, 29 March 2010; Vol. 508, c. 606.]
Observations from the Secretary of State for Transport, received on Wednesday 31 March 2010:
The Road Traffic Act 1988 placed a duty on local highway authorities to prepare and carry out a programme of measures designed to promote road safety.
All roads in London, except the motorways, are the responsibility of Transport for London (TfL) or the London Boroughs. The relevant highway authority is responsible for studying the occurrence of casualties and taking preventative measures in accordance with their local objectives and the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy.
The Department is keen to see local authorities taking positive action to improve road safety, in the light of local casualty data, conditions and priorities.