Committee to discuss Hyde Drive safety measures
REDUCING the speed of vehicles using Hyde Drive, Ifield West, where there have been a number of accidents over the past year, will be discussed at the next public meeting of West Crawley County Local Committee.
The topic is being raised in response to requests from residents.
Alan Quirk, Committee Chairman, said: “Because there have been various accidents in Hyde Drive, including a vehicle knocking down a young girl, residents have requested action to be taken to protect them.
“Vehicles regularly travel in excess of 40 mph along Hyde Drive, even though the limit is 30 mph. Issues include school buses picking up and dropping off children at the bottom of Hyde Drive by the junction with Rusper Road, which is on a blind bend.
“Residents are asking what options are available to reduce speed either by the introduction of a safety camera or lane narrowing. They’re also asking about the possibility of a crossing being installed at the top of Hyde Drive, where a new children’s play area is being built in 2011.”
The meeting is being held on Thursday January 20 in the Longley Exhibition Room, Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, starting at 7.00pm.