Replace Pelican Crossing with Zebra Crossing

(Janine Griffis on behalf of resident) The Zebra Crossing on Heath Street was exchanged for a pelican crossing around 18 years ago. This was an unpopular move and for good reason. As well as being an inconvenience - forcing pedestrians to wait in the cold and rain for traffic lights - it added to an unwanted 'urbanised' feel to the village. Moreover, it is hazardous in that it allows too little time for the elderly to cross safely, whilst others 'take their chances' by dashing over if they've missed the 'green man'. A zebra makes no difference to traffic flow as there are traffic lights both at Arkwright Rd and at the end of Heath Street, so it's a no-brainer that a zebra crossing should be returned.


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  • published this page in Accessibility 2015-11-23 15:48:17 +0000