Introduce safer Pedestrian Crossings for the children & residents of Nelson & Wensum!
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After being informed in 2014 that the local council have ZERO plans to introduce safer pedestrian crossings on the Heigham Street/Nelson Street junction, I made it my life's work to have it done.
This crossing has been estimated to cost £250,000. The council only allocate £150k PER YEAR for pedestrian crossings across the city. They allocate jobs based on risk and this area just isn't an emergency. I say otherwise.
This crossing is the main crossing for both of our local schools, Nelson Infant School and Wensum Junior. This means that hundreds of children are using this crossing everyday and essentially are in danger.
The 4 traffic sequences do not allow children OR residents alike to cross safely on any side nor are the 2 islands in between lanes wide enough to hold a great deal of people who are wanting to cross the road in between sequences, let alone pushchairs, pushbikes or any kind of walking/mobility aids.
There are plans to have traffic equipment replaced (end of life) in 2019 and the council have urged I use this as a platform to highlight the need for pedestrian crossings. This is simply too far away.
I am looking for the help and support of anyone local and knows this area to help me fight this and make the council listen for the safety of our children and residents.
- Lisa Stannard
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