Residents living in Twyford have been urging the local council to create a new pedestrian crossing on the main road. They say the road is incredibly dangerous to cross and yet both adults and children need to do so on a daily basis.
Hampshire County Council held an exhibition at the local village hall and invited residents to come along to consider the proposed solutions. Three options have been suggested, but it is unclear whether any of them will solve the problem and provide better pedestrian crossing safety for the residents in the area.
The consultation for the scheme has now ended and it remains to be seen which option will be chosen. It is hoped the solution will provide pedestrian crossing safety measures that will slow down traffic on the main road and make it stop to allow pedestrians to cross when needed. Some residents have pointed out that cars sometimes stop in one direction but not the other, while motorbikes carry on going down the middle of the road. Some seem to think it is only a matter of time before an accident occurs on the road because of the lack of safe crossing places.
How much safer can a road be with a pedestrian crossing in place?
Pedestrian crossing safety is immensely important for people who walk to and from school, work or anywhere else. Some roads can be easier to cross than others, but where there is a lot of traffic moving quickly it can be virtually impossible to find a place or a time where it is safe to cross. In this situation you should always try to find a pedestrian crossing, even if it means walking slightly further than you would like. It puts you in a much safer position than crossing the road on your own.
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