On Monday 8 June Bromley Council’s Environment Committee is meeting to discuss and approve a “Funding submission for highway measures to support social distancing during recovery from lockdown”. Last Thursday the Council published their proposal for road improvements that support pedestrians and cyclists, you can read the full proposal here. The Copers Cope Ward has benefitted from some schemes, including:
- Pedestrian crossing at Southend/Park Road.
- More cycle routes
- Work to improve pedestrian safety at the Cornerways Surgery junction (Manor Road /Wickham Road / Bromley Road)
- 20mph signs at Worsley Bridge School
Ahead of this meeting we have written to the Chair of the Environment Committee and our ward councillors with suggestions for other measures local people have raised, these include:
- Dealing with speeding on Copers Cope Rd, Park Rd, Brackley Rd, The Avenue and surrounding roads
- Installing a pedestrian crossing on Copers Cope Rd by New Beckenham Station
- Installing a pedestrian crossing on Brackley Rd for Worsley Bridge School
- Resolving the problems at the junction of Park Rd and Southend Rd, without closing off Park Rd and displacing the traffic to Copers Cope Rd and Brackley Rd
- Investigating options to manage the congestion over Westgate Rd Bridge at peak times
You can read our joint letter with West Beckenham Residents’ Association here. If you have any other feedback please let us know and we can follow up with a supplementary letter to the Council – email firstname.lastname@example.org
The council meeting will be broadcast at 1 p.m. on Monday (8 June) and you can view it here – the page will be updated a few minutes before the meeting starts.