Cancel plans to switch off the traffic lights at the Broad St/West St junction.
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Elderly and disabled people in particular would be put in danger. Generally, the loss of these lights would mean that pedestrians have to estimate whether or not they have time to cross the road before oncoming traffic reaches them. This is nerve wracking when you know that drivers may not allow for you to be slower than most.
In particular, blind people depend on the beeps that sound when the traffic lights are on green for pedestrians. Without those they are lost and have to depend on strangers who may know nothing about guiding them - nor care - to take them across. That at the same time as RBC is planning to cut spending on disabled adults supposedly in the interests of improving their independence!
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