Crossing not fit for purpose

MR Barnes, writing in last week’s Free Press, wishes to know who has right of way over the new crossing in King Street.

The Highway Code is clear that there only five officially recognised pedestrian crossings in the UK and this is not one of them.

It is purely, therefore, a not very efficient traffic calming device. In short, it is not fit for the purpose for which it was designed and pedestrians have no more right than they have ever had.

Regarding the traffic congestion at the Station Road/Great Eastern Road junction. Some years ago I suggested that at least 50 per cent of the traffic at that junction would be completely eliminated if the eyesore of that boarded-up house in Cornard Road situated between the petrol station and the learning centre was pulled down and a short stretch of new road built from Cornard Road to serve the railway station, Kingfisher, Waitrose, Roys and the lorry park.

The opportunity is there now before it becomes too late.

I will be very interested to hear from councillors and readers as to whether this would be feasible.


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