Urgently redesign the zebra crossing on Newtown to make it safe

Urgently redesign the zebra crossing on Newtown to make it safe

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Throughout the whole Newtown area of Trowbridge there is a need for traffic calming measures however the zebra crossing on Newtown is incredibly dangerous.

Situated outside the primary school and acting as the main crossing for young children whilst simultaneously on a junction where vehicles turn directly on to the low visibility crossing there are near misses every day.

In addition to this in times of low volume traffic vehicles speed across the crossing without realising its there until its to late.

The crossing either needs to be raised to increase visibility and act as a traffic calming measure, or moved to a place where it does not border on a junction and where it is visible to all road users. 

There has already been accidents that have resulted in hospital treatment, it is only a matter of time before someone loses their life perhaps even a young child. 

Wiltshire Council must start taking this situation seriously and act before that terrible outcome happens.