If you filled in the public consultation sheets for a pedestrian crossing by the village shop, thank you! We are now putting in a petition so we hope you will add your name. You can do so here online… see below
If you need some information before deciding to add your name, please read on:
- The A6 is one of the busiest roads in the county, making it very difficult for pedestrians to cross, especially in the rush hour. It is even more difficult to cross if you have children with you, or are elderly or disabled.
- Milford village is split by the A6 which runs along the bottom of the valley with residential roads on both sides of the A6. However, there are no pedestrian crossings on the A6 in the 1.5 mile stretch from the crossing by Milford playground to Babington Hospital in Belper. Milford Village Shop is an obvious place to put a crossing with pedestrians needing to cross from the adjacent Foundry site to catch the bus, use the post box, or visit the New Inn, and residents from Hopping Hill/Shaw Lane coming down the steps by the New Inn to catch buses into Belper/Matlock/Ripley or use Milford Village Shop, the only shop in the village.
- The speed limit by Milford Village Shop is 40 mph and many cars exceed this. The risk to pedestrians of serious injury or fatality rises substantially once cars are travelling faster than 30 mph, with a four times higher risk of death if hit by a car travelling at 40 mph than at 30 mph. A crossing would enormously reduce the risk of a pedestrian being injured or killed, plus would act as a traffic calming measure through the village.
- A crossing would support local businesses. In a recent public consultation, over 69% of residents said they would use the shop and New Inn more if there was a pedestrian crossing. A crossing would also make it easier for residents to catch buses at the stops outside the Village Shop and New Inn, thereby promoting the use of public transport.
Your opinions are vital in helping Derbyshire County Council decide whether a crossing is needed or not, so please support our petition.
Fill in the form below to add your name to the petition.