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Cars ignore pedestrian zebra crossing

Reported via mobile in the Highways Obstructions category anonymously at 14:56, Sun 8 May 2022

Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later

I have started crossing the road at the zebra crossing and on multiple occasions cars will continue speeding down the other lane. It’s very concerning that so many drivers don’t care and are willing to put pedestrians lives and safety at risk.

This has been an issue for as long as I can remember. I’ve lived in the Residence Tower building and use that zebra crossing to across the road to Sainsbury’s multiple times a week.

It would be great to have a speed camera installed to limit the speed of cars and so they are more likely to stop when they see pedestrians crossing. There are many schools in the area and children who use the crossings too and worry about their safety were a driver to be speeding down Woodberry Grove and not be able to stop fast enough for the small child crossing.

Please help us find a way to make the drivers slow down and stop for pedestrians as they are crossing the road.

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for information about an issue related to Highway Obstruction. We usually provide our first update in relation to that kind of problem in 5 working days.

    Hackney Council

    Posted by Hackney Council at 14:56, Sun 8 May 2022

  • LL20 WC - white small Nissan or Corsa did not stop at pedestrian crossing on Endymion Road

    Posted anonymously at 17:57, Mon 11 July 2022

  • Thank you for reporting an issue at the Zebra crossing at Woodberry Grove.

    Hackney Council has an on-going commitment to improve the street environment of the borough and the Mayor has invested significant sums in making traffic management improvements across Hackney. This has led to major improvements in the condition of our street lighting, roads and footways and these, and other measures, continue to provide substantial improvements for the benefits of residents and visitors alike. As part of this commitment, we are continually seeking ways to improve road safety across the borough.

    It is the Council’s view that the majority of motorists respect Hackney’s 20mph limits, but where there are continuing problems with speeding, the Council will implement measures to curb those choosing to drive without due care and attention. I must stress that the vast majority of motorists are law abiding people and that, as with many other road traffic offences, it is the actions of an inconsiderate few that cause offence (and possibly harm) to other road users.

    I wish to assure you that the Council is committed to improving safety and reducing vehicle speeds throughout the borough. Please understand that speed cameras may not be implemented as there are other satisfactory road provisions in place such as the Zebra crossing being raised.

    Finally, may I suggest that concerned residents take part in the Community Roadwatch initiative which has been promoted by Transport for London. Community Roadwatch is looking for volunteers to join the initiative and work with the Safer Transport Police Team in Hackney. Anyone, individual or group who would like to take part in Community Roadwatch, or suggest a residential area where there are concerns around speeding, such as Woodberry Grove, should contact or visit Roadwatch. Thank you for raising this with our department and I hope the information provided is of help to you and those concerned. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Hackney Council at 15:51, Wed 13 July 2022

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