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Extend China Farm Lane 20mph zone to make safer for horses and equestrians

We the undersigned petition the council to Extend the 20mph zone on China Farm Lane to include the horse crossing area outside China Plate Farm. Road incidents involving horses are on the rise on the Wirral, however, China Farm Lane’s greatest horse crossing hotspot outside China Plate Farm is not part of 20mph reductions. The current 20mph reduction only applies to China Farm Lane from its junction with Frankby Road, ending to a point 50 metres north west of Grange Farm Crescent. This then increases to 30 which encourages acceleration on a blind bend on a busy route used by school busses, trucks, vans and cars. Equestrians have to cross this hazardous stretch daily to enter paddocks directly opposite the farm or as a starting point when exiting the farm for hacking. We would ask that the 20mph zone is extended on China Farm Lane to its junction with Saughall Massie Road or 50 meters north west of the farm, whichever is farther.

Earlier this year, The British Horse Society, as part of the Dead Slow campaign, revealed that from January 1 2022 to December 31 2022 there was a total of 17 incidents in Wirral.

This is an increase of two from the previous year (2021), which totaled 15.

Started by: Katy Davies

This ePetition runs from 21/07/2023 to 01/11/2023.

34 people have signed this ePetition.