News: Walk Ride Blackley Helps Secure Safer Steps in Blackley Forest, Launches 20’s Plenty Petition for Blackley Village + More
Walk Ride Blackley has been very active lately in pursuit of healthier, safer, better neighbourhoods to live in.
Blackley Forest Steps
After successful campaigning, new steps have been unveiled at Blackley Forest.
Previously unstable and unsafe (see below), the steps are now fortified with brand new nosing to make sure they’re accessible for more of the area’s residents.
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Sign the Petition for Safer Streets
Launched in February 2023, Walk Ride Blackley’s petition to make Blackley Village a 20mph area is already nearing the 300-signature target.
Walk Ride Blackley say:
The residential roads and their footpaths in Blackley Village are narrow and bendy. We also have hundreds of school children and their families using them every day.
There are already 20 miles per hour zones directly outside of the schools – which means 1) drivers have to change their speed several times and 2) most of the children’s way to school is not protected from fast cars.
Additionally, we frequently have races occurring in the area. Petitioning for a 20 miles per hour zone will pave the way for more physical traffic calming measures to stop these races.
The plan is to take the petition back to local councillors and ask for their support to make the area 20mph – and therefore safer for all users, including schoolchildren, everyone walking, wheeling or cycling in the area – and drivers too.
See the benefits that Transport for London found on their main roads (Red Routes) into the capital after setting a 20mph limit. Better for everyone and also reducing the load on the NHS. It really is illogical to set 20mph as some sort of exception. https://t.co/jmhDoVdZ0a pic.twitter.com/nMrdlBZtGT
— 20’s Plenty for Us (@20splentyforus) February 17, 2023
Barbara from Walk Ride Blackley has been doing some great work at the junction of Victoria Avenue/Middleton Road.
The guard rail barriers have been improved immeasurably by the addition of flower baskets:
New flower baskets on the Victoria Avenue/Middleton Road junction. Thanks to Barbara for organising funding and maintaining/watering them 🤩🌻 pic.twitter.com/PYELujoaTy
— WalkRideBlackley (@WlkRideBlackley) February 13, 2023
If you’d like to help to improve Blackley, then get involved by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.