Campaign launched to fix “dangerous” traffic problem in Bucks neighbourhood

"Pedestrians are at risk on a daily basis", residents say

By Rory Butler, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 27th January 2022, 4:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th January 2022, 4:44 pm

A campaign has been launched to tackle drivers mounting the pavement on a road made narrow by heavy parking on one side.

Residents are demanding that Bucks Council find a solution to an “ongoing” and “dangerous” traffic problem along Honor Road in Prestwood, which they claim has been getting worse in recent years.

Honor Road is two-way but vehicles parked “on the common side” have seen it become less easy to manoeuvre, and the path “now acts as an extension to the road”, residents claim.

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They say they are at risk “every day” and should be able to use the path without fearing for their lives.

Among their solutions is to make Honor Road one-way, or to create an off-road parking area for certain residents.

“We the undersigned petition the council to find a solution to the ongoing dangerous traffic problems in Honor Road", the petition read.

“Honor Road has become a one-way road due to the volume of parked cars on the common side.

"The path now acts as an extension to the road. Pedestrians are at risk on a daily basis, as this now single lane street still has two-way traffic access.

“Residents deserve to be able to walk out of their driveways onto the path without fear of being knocked over by a vehicle that has mounted the pavement in order to avoid oncoming traffic.

"This happens constantly, all day, every day.”

It adds: “One solution might be to take advantage of the space in front of Honor House and make off-road parking for those residents. This would be a start to alleviating the problem.

Another suggestion might be to make this road one-way.

“As this problem has become significantly more dangerous and obstructive in the last couple of years, we as residents feel strongly that a change needs to be made now.”

The petition ends February 21.