Thursday, 14 December 2017

Crossing request fails

A WOMAN’S request for a pedestrian crossing in a busy Henley street has been turned down.

A WOMAN’S request for a pedestrian crossing in a busy Henley street has been turned down.

Doreen Jones, of Rupert Close, says it is difficult for pedestrians to cross Northfield End due to the amount and speed of passing traffic.

In a letter to town and county councillor David Nimmo Smith, she said: “It is the most dangerous area for pedestrians with no proper crossing anywhere and traffic coming through at ridiculous speeds. Something needs to be done about this.”

But Cllr Nimmo Smith told a meeting of the town council’s traffic advisory committee: “This is an old chestnut. Some elderly people find it difficult to cross where the two roundabouts are. We can’t put a crossing there because it is right on the junction.

“We looked at putting in a refuge but the space is not wide enough. Apart from widening the road I am not sure what we can do.”





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