We support a range of measures to improve road safety across Oldham, whether it’s the 20s plenty campaign, or individual projects to address safety issues on our streets.
We also need fairer public transport; affordable and accessible. Here are just some of our campaigns. If you want to keep up to date on
20s plenty is a national road safety campaign to introduce 20mph as the default speed limit on residential roads. It has been adopted by many cities across the UK, and Wales has passed legislation to make it the default. The UK Government even agreed to pursue this as the default in 2020, but nothing has changed. All the evidence shows that this is safer – 20mph schemes typically lead to up to 20% fewer casualties.
Tap-in tap-out payment
Andy Burnham’s My Get Me There scheme has been expensive, slow and riddled with problems. We want to see a simple system being operated across the whole of Greater Manchester on the same principle as the Oyster card in London – a single card that allows you to tap-in and tap-out and get the lowest available fare, guaranteed. The system already exists; if we want to see public transport used to its potential in Oldham, we need it here.
Improved cycle and pedestrian routes
Our budget amendments for 2022 deliver significant funding for footpaths across the borough, and we’ve been working with the Council’s teams to deliver joined up approaches to cycle routes across the borough.
Scrap the three accident requirement for speed cameras
We’re campaigning at the national level to scrap the rules requiring there to be three “injury incidents or fatalities” before measures to stop speeding will be introduced.
Disabled access to Greenfield station
There is only one train station in the whole of Oldham – Greenfield, and one side of it is completely inaccessible to anyone in a wheelchair, and extremely difficult for anyone with mobility issues, or with a child’s pushchair or pram.
Despite years of promises, there has been no sign of improvements. At the moment, this could be kicked down the road for years, and merged into the high speed line improvements taking place over the next 20 years. That can’t be allowed to happen.
Latest road safety news
- Liberal Democrat leadership team pledged to be Real Opposition to Labour on Oldham Council
- Anger as Shaw residents wait years for working speed signs despite the cash having been found
- Cutting speeds through community action
- Credit where credit’s due: Lib Dem proposals for recycled roads are making their way forward
- Support for change on speed cameras is a start, but 20s plenty is still needed
- Action needed on speed cameras to save lives say Liberal Democrats