Avis Road on a wet day showing pavement on one side, mud on the other and some drainage apparently in need of upkeep

Avis Road petition

Petition for pedestrian crossing and consistent speed limit on Avis Road

Denton residents request that East Sussex County Council install a secure pedestrian crossing on Avis Road. Residents are rightfully concerned regarding the safety of school children, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities who regularly cross at Drove Ponds on Avis Road.

East Sussex County Council has asserted that they are unaware of any demand for a crossing at this location. However, in 2020, council members submitted a petition signed by nearly 200 residents advocating for the installation of a crossing.

Residents contend that Avis Road poses a significant danger, citing several near-miss incidents they have witnessed. They urgently request that the council take immediate action to avert a catastrophic accident.

Concerns of Residents

Residents have expressed the following specific concerns:

  • Avis Road experiences a high volume of traffic.
  • The designated speed limit of 30 miles per hour is frequently disregarded by motorists.
  • At Drove Ponds, there is currently no designated pedestrian crossing.
  • School children, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities frequently cross the road at this location.
  • There have been numerous near-miss incidents.

Avis Road crossing

Residents request that the council take the following actions for Avis Road: Installation of a secure pedestrian crossing at Drove Ponds. Reduction of the speed limit on Avis Road to make it 30 mph all along the road.

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