ePetition details

improve the pedestrian and wheelchair crossing at the College Road/Longdown Lane traffic lights in Epsom.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to improve the pedestrian and wheelchair crossing at the College Road/Longdown Lane traffic lights in Epsom.

The number of people walking up to the Downs via Longdown Lane South increased significantly during the pandemic. This activity is expected to continue after “lockdown” eases as people appreciate the benefits of outdoor activity accessed on foot rather than car. However, people coming up from the North side of College Road, or from Longdown Lane North face two problems crossing over to Longdown Lane South:

1. There is no pedestrian phase for the lights. The high level of traffic at this crossing makes pedestrian crossing dangerous. 2. There is no dropped kerb at the crossing. This makes the crossing extremely difficult for those with wheelchairs or child-buggies. There is also no dropped kerb further down College Road towards the mini-roundabout with Alexandra Road.

Hence we request SCC to: (a) instal a pedestrian phase at these lights together with a suitable dropped kerb structure to facilitate crossing by wheelchair and child-buggy users, (b) consider the merits of further dropped kerbs along College Road such as at the mini-roundabout with Alexandra Road.

Started by: David Gulland

This ePetition runs from 01/05/2021 to 09/07/2021.

249 people have signed this ePetition.

Council response

This petition has met the relevant criteria to be considered by the Local Committee (Epsom & Ewell). This will be presented to the Local Committee on Wednesday 21 July at 7pm which will be held at Bourne Hall , Spring Street, Ewell. The Committee will consider the petition and the officer response at the meeting. Depending on the Covid restrictions' in place at the time the number the numbers of public able to attend the meeting may be limited. If you wish to attend please contact nicola.morris@surreycc.gov.uk in the week before the meeting.