“Maghull road is an accident waiting to happen” parents tell La

Park Ward Labour candidate Kris Brown with some of the parents and children who have complained about speeding cars on Green Lane.

 

Maghull Labour Action Team has received calls from concerned parents for traffic calming on a busy Maghull road.

Kris Brown who is a Maghull Labour Action Team organiser and Labour's candidate for Park Ward at the local elections, has met with families who action is urgently needed to slow the vehicles on Green Lane.

The parents say the road is an "accident waiting to happen".

Kris said he has seen cars travelling in excess of 50 mph along the short stretch of road between Liverpool Road South and the roundabout on Westway.

Kris said: "Green Lane can be a busy road at the best of times, but it is obviously very busy during the school run times.

"This can make it very difficult for parent to get their children to and from school.

"But one of the biggest problems is cars hurtling along Green Lane far in excess of the speed limit.

"What the parents have said to me is that they would like to see some form of traffic calming."

Kris has contacted Sefton Council's Technical Services Department to discuss the parents' concerns.

Kris said: "We need to have some form of traffic survey carried out on the road before any action is taken to ensure we come up with the right solution for this road.

"Ideally we have a proper pedestrian crossing installed instead of just the small island which we currently have.

"But having spoken to the parents and watched the traffic on the road, one thing is clear, action is needed to slow the speeding motorists and also to make crossing the road a lot safer."

Maghull MP Bill Esterson said he understands himself just how difficult it is to cross the road.

Bill said: “I have to cross that road everyday when I’m taking my children to school so I know just hard it is to safely get across.

“I fully endorse what the parents have said about the safety and I support their call for a pedestrian crossing.

“I am asking Sefton Council to make this a priority.”