Markings pave way to safety
Pedestrian protection for danger road
MEASURES are to be taken to make a village road safer to use for pedestrians and children.
In order to combat concerns about safety in Marsham Lane, Gerrards Cross Parish Council has agreed to paint road markings there to separate pedestrians from the traffic.
There have been ongoing complaints that the road is dangerous, especially for parents walking over the bridge to and from nearby schools with young children, because there is no pavement there.
The parish council has looked into the possibility of putting in place a pavement, but the cost of this has proved to be prohibitive so it has opted to put in the road markings instead.
Parish council chairman Chris Brown said: “We want to make it safer for pedestrians, so we hope that the road markings there will make it safer and give drivers a warning.”
Other plans to improve safety there include putting up signs to give more warning to drivers, as well as improving street lighting so that
We hope that the road markings there will make it safer and give drivers a
pedestrians are able see better during dark evenings.
Mr Brown said: “Hopefully it will make a difference.
“We don’t want any accidents to happen, and so this should mean that drivers are more aware when they are in the area.
“It’s something that we have been looking into for a while, and there have been lots of options, but we think this will prove to be an effective solution.
“Some of the other options we were looking at were far too expensive, but this way should make a difference while also being something that is affordable.”
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