In a move to address rising concerns about speeding traffic, Harrow Labour Councillor Stephen Hickman presented a petition at the recent Harrow Council meeting on 28 September.
The petition, representing the collective voice of the Whitmore Road residents, has called for urgent action to curb speeding along the road.
The petition, which received signatures of 30 out of 40 households on Whitmore Road, highlighted the increase in speeding traffic along the street.
Situated near three schools, the residents stressed the need for traffic calming measures to enhance the safety and quality of life for residents.
“Residents are concerned about the significant increase in speeding traffic along Whitmore Road east. This is a residential road, that lies between three schools, and we urgently request the council consider traffic calming measures to improve the quality of life for all residents of the street by forcing slower speeds from motor vehicles, increasing safety for all road users, especially children, seniors and those walking or cycling,” read the petition.
The document, posted online, resonated with the community’s worries and urged the council to enforce slower speeds for cars on the road. Particularly worried about the safety of children, seniors, and pedestrians, residents have called for action to prevent potential accidents.
Following the meeting the petition has been handed over to the relevant corporate director.