Nick Gibb met residents of Linden Road, Bognor Regis who are asking West Sussex County Council to take action to tackle dangerous speeding in Linden Road.
The road has a 20mph speed limit but almost all cars exceed that limit, some excessively so. As a consequence, residents’ parked cars are regularly damaged, particularly wing mirrors; pets have been killed; and residents are nervous when crossing the road.
Linden Road residents are campaigning for the road to be made a one-way street, between the junctions with Town Cross Avenue and Hawthorn Road. The campaign is being organised by Linden Road resident, Mrs Kinga Arciszewska.
Nick Gibb, who is supporting the campaign, said: “People who live in Linden Road, a residential street, shouldn’t have to risk life and limb simply to cross the road to see a neighbour. We need to do more to calm the traffic with a one way system and more signs reminding motorists that there is a 20mph speed limit in place.”
Photo: from left: Nathan Tilley; Ben Tilley; Nick Gibb; Alison Bashford; Kinga Arciszewska; Claire Tilley; Matthew Tilley