Request for safety review
Reported via desktop in the Road Defect category anonymously at 15:41, Wednesday 19 July 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro
Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4804367.
The attached image shows a wall which has been crashed through by cars on at least two separate occasions in the past couple of years.
I do regularly experience cars taking the roundabout at high speed and can see this type of accident happen again at any time.
My worry here is that pedestrians will get seriously hurt the next time a car looses control there.
I would therefore like to ask for a safety review as perhaps placing a metal fence on the pavement will protect pedestrians.
Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices
State changed to: In progress
Posted by Bromley Council at 15:41, Wednesday 19 July 2023
Our Traffic Team are continuing to investigate this reported concern.
Posted by Bromley Council at 13:32, Friday 18 August 2023
This stretch of Sevenoaks Road is not without incident - see CrashMap - and we too raised concerns via FMS in January this year - https://www.fixmystreet.com/ report/ 4162353 - asking for road danger reduction measures to tackle speeding divers and improve pedestrian safety. The design of recent roundabouts at Westerham Road / Heathfield Road and Crofton Road / Crofton Lane, for example, suggests a rethink of the two-lane entry to the roundabout at the Sevenoaks Road / Cardinham Road junction. Note also the desire path from Sevenoaks Road towards Strickland Way (previously highlighted in 2017 - https://www.fixmystreet.com/ report/ 1151783). TIA
Posted by Friends of Green Street Green at 09:58, Tuesday 22 August 2023
Our traffic engineering team are continuing to investigate this location.
Posted by Bromley Council at 08:48, Friday 13 October 2023
The practice of the Council for many years has been to investigate all locations where there have been 5 or more injury collisions over a period of 36 months. The locations are all investigated to look at the severity of the injuries and whether there is a pattern to the collisions. At sites where the collisions are of particular concern and appear to be treatable, the cost of making improvements is estimated and the benefit-cost ratio is calculated.
The locations are then prioritised in line with the funding available. Locations with relatively few collisions will not be treated as it would not be feasible or an effective use of funds to investigate the site of every injury collision. If there are fewer than about 5 collisions, it is very hard to establish a pattern/common cause to develop a treatment.
We will continue to monitor this location moving forward.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Bromley Council at 09:51, Thursday 16 November 2023
Thank you for your report. This has been passed to the traffic engineering department for investigation and action if required.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Bromley Council at 09:54, Thursday 16 November 2023
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