A PETITION to prevent drivers using a stretch of road where two cyclists died as a “racetrack” will be presented to the transport authority in hopes it will compel speed reduction measures and “stop future deaths”.
A publicly led campaign, garnering more than 1,700 signatures, will be used to persuade Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) to introduce a 50mph speed limit and other restrictions to the A40 between West Wycombe and Studley Green.
The petition follows an earlier failed attempt to reduce the speed limit to 40mph after Haddenham cyclists Damien Natale and Andy Coles were both killed in a horror car crash near the Old Dashwood Hill junction, on June 1.
Throughout 2018/19, road safety measures were installed between Stokenchurch (J M40) and West Wycombe (J A4010) following a three-year study by the Road Safety Foundation which found the route to be “one of the top 50 highest risk A routes in England”.
An earlier review in 2007 saw the speed limit in Studley Green set at 40mph and a failed attempt to set the speed limit between Studley Green and West Wycombe at 50mph. Campaigners are asking TfB to “reconsider” the latter.