Petition over Bradford on Avon crossings nets 800 signatures

Wiltshire Times: oncerned Bradford on Avon residents Belinda Shimwell, Godfrey Marks and partially sighted Alice Moody with the petition to save the Market Street zebra crossing oncerned Bradford on Avon residents Belinda Shimwell, Godfrey Marks and partially sighted Alice Moody with the petition to save the Market Street zebra crossing

A petition to stop the removal of a zebra crossing in Bradford on Avon has reached over 800 signatures.

The Save Our Zebra petition was created last month after concerns that phase one of the town’s Historic Core Zone included the removal the Market Street zebra crossing, to be replaced with five courtesy crossings marked out by stripes.

Godfrey Marks, who set up the petition with fellow resident Kate Nottage, said: “We have a significant sample of public opinion. We found a remarkable few who did not want to sign or disagreed with the petition.”

The HCZ aims to rebalance the relationship between motorists and pedestrians and phase one, developed by Brad-ford on Avon Town Council and Wiltshire Council, focuses on the Market Street/ Church Street junction.

Phase one was subject to a public consultation at the beginning of last year and is due to be introduced in the summer.

It will see the widening of pavements and the removal of yellow lines.

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1:46pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Terry Chivers says...

I wonder how many of theseresidents use thiscrossing Im fed up with th near misses with people crossing on zig zags and outside The Swan
I wonder how many of theseresidents use thiscrossing Im fed up with th near misses with people crossing on zig zags and outside The Swan Terry Chivers
  • Score: 5

4:36pm Sat 22 Feb 14

beetawix says...

Terry Chivers wrote:
I wonder how many of theseresidents use thiscrossing Im fed up with th near misses with people crossing on zig zags and outside The Swan
What has it specificaly got to do with residents? Visitors to Bradford, from both near and far use this crossing while other more foolish ones don't.
I daresay a similar split applies to residents.

Courtesy crossings rely on courteous drivers and what few of these there are tend to be courteous only to. fellow drivers while trating pedestrians as a nuisance.
[quote][p][bold]Terry Chivers[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of theseresidents use thiscrossing Im fed up with th near misses with people crossing on zig zags and outside The Swan[/p][/quote]What has it specificaly got to do with residents? Visitors to Bradford, from both near and far use this crossing while other more foolish ones don't. I daresay a similar split applies to residents. Courtesy crossings rely on courteous drivers and what few of these there are tend to be courteous only to. fellow drivers while trating pedestrians as a nuisance. beetawix
  • Score: 7

3:04pm Sun 23 Feb 14

brandx says...

This issue should be at the top of the new town clerk's in tray, when he or she is appointed.
This issue should be at the top of the new town clerk's in tray, when he or she is appointed. brandx
  • Score: 2

5:39pm Sun 23 Feb 14

conkir says...

The articulated lorries will have a bit more room when crossing is removed.
The articulated lorries will have a bit more room when crossing is removed. conkir
  • Score: -1

11:37am Mon 24 Feb 14

Dr H Z Hackenbush says...

The only answer is to move traffic out of the town! Imagine how many more visitors would come knowing that they dont face death every time they walk through the BOA!
The only answer is to move traffic out of the town! Imagine how many more visitors would come knowing that they dont face death every time they walk through the BOA! Dr H Z Hackenbush
  • Score: 2

12:46am Tue 25 Feb 14

mossware says...

Dr H Z Hackenbush wrote:
The only answer is to move traffic out of the town! Imagine how many more visitors would come knowing that they dont face death every time they walk through the BOA!
How do you imagine these visitors will get here?
[quote][p][bold]Dr H Z Hackenbush[/bold] wrote: The only answer is to move traffic out of the town! Imagine how many more visitors would come knowing that they dont face death every time they walk through the BOA![/p][/quote]How do you imagine these visitors will get here? mossware
  • Score: 3

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