Two hundred and forty local residents in Harringay ward have pledged their support for a Liberal Democrat petition asking Haringey Council to reduce the speed limit in Wightman Road to 20mph.
Currently Wightman Road, which is close to two local schools, has a 30mph speed limit. Local residents are concerned that the speed of traffic and volume of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) on this narrow residential road makes it unsafe for children, pedestrians and cyclists.
Local Harringay Liberal Democrat councillors last week handed the petition to Haringey Council transport bosses.
Cllr Karen Alexander (Harringay) comments:
“We are very glad that so many local residents have supported our campaign. This shows the level of concern that local residents have for the safety of children, pedestrians and cyclists using Wightman Road.”
Cllr Carolyn Baker (Harringay) adds:
“We now need Haringey Council to seriously consider reducing the speed limit on this busy road. Local residents clearly support a reduction.”