Build a Central Refuge on C7 & slow traffic

by mail@jonathan-brown.co.uk in Kingston Road

Build a central refuge on the C7 Kingston Rd, Lewes, near Cranedown, slow traffic & make a safe crossing place.

by mail@jonathan-brown.co.uk in Kingston Road

We did it
On 1st March 2016 we successfully raised £520 with 11 supporters in 49 days
HELP US MAKE KINGSTON ROAD SAFER FOR ALL ROAD USERS
 

Members of the Kingston Road and Cranedown Residents Association (KRCRA) in Lewes have been campaigning for many years to try to slow the traffic on the C7 approach road from Newhaven into Lewes - Kingston Road. We want to make our local road safer for residents, those commuting on foot between Kingston and Lewes, those who want to use our expanding cycle path network and the many visitors to Spring Barn Farm and Wyvale's Garden Centre. 

KRCRA members have worked hard to ensure a safe way for non-vehicular users to travel to and from Lewes. We have helped to develop a section of the Ouse Valley Cycle Network shared path (The Egrets Way) along the C7, successfully campaigned to make Cockshut Lane a bridleway and twice successfully opposed planning applications by local businesses to use the new bridleway for commercial vehicles and vans. 

Unfortunately, many drivers still use the section of road from Wellgreen Lane to the bridge over the A27 at speeds well over the 40mph speed limit. Some cars even overtake along this short section of the C7, causing immense risk to local users - other drivers, residents exiting their drives, and pedestrians alike. But because of these high speeds, it would not be safe to reduce the speed limit without also building some features to physically slow traffic.  

In part to achieve this, and in part to allow easier crossing of this very busy road (used by around 6500 cars per day), we are aiming to fund the building of a pedestrian island near the entrance to Cranedown. The exact position of the site of the proposed crossing is shown in attached images. We have, with advice from East Sussex CC’s engineers, considered various locations, but all other options were prohibitively expensive as they would have required major road widening or moving of underground cabling.

The cost of the crossing is approximately £20,000. We have been offered match funding from East Sussex County Councilso must raise £10,000 ourselves. We have already received contributions from Lewes Town Council, the Sussex Community Foundation and the When Skies Were Always Blue Trust totalling over £4200 and we ask you to help us raise the remaining £5000+ we need to ensure we can make Kingston Road a safer place for all users.

All contributors will receive a letter of thanks from the KRCRA Steering Committee and all contributors, corporate and individual, will be listed on our website unless they would prefer to remain anonymous. Other rewards are also on offer.

Any donation which you are willing to make will be very much appreciated.

If you'd like to remain anonymous, we thank you now for your contribution.

More about the location and rationale can be found right here:  http://kingstonroadandcranedown.org/node/196

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you email from KRCRA committee for believing in our project! A mention for you or your organisation on the KRCRA website to thank you.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A thank you email from KRCRA for believing in our project! A mention for you or your company on the KRCRA website to thank you. A mention for you or your organisation at our Opening Celebrations to thank you.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A personal thank you email from The Chair of KRCRA for believing in our project! A mention for you or your organisation on the KRCRA website to thank you. A mention for you or your company to thank you at our Opening Celebrations. Your name placed in a raffle whose first prize is to be the person to cut the ribbon on the new crossing, and film footage of you doing so, should you be chosen from the raffle.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A personal thank you email from the Chair of KRCRA for believing in our project! A mention for you or your organisation on the KRCRA website to thank you. A mention for you or your company to thank you at our Opening Celebrations. Your name placed in a raffle whose first prize is to be the person to cut the ribbon on the new crossing, and film footage of you doing so, should you be chosen from the raffle. Free VIP Drinks and Nibbles at any Opening Celebration for you or your company and a guest. Photograph of you and KRCRA members at the crossing at the Opening.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

All the rewards as for £100+ donators, plus An optional piggy back ride across the crossing by Jonathan Brown (with him wearing a jubilant costume and filmed footage of the occasion), Photograph of you and KRCRA members at the crossing at the Opening. Plus free Brighton Fringe 2016 theatre tickets for you and guest.

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