Mark­ings pave way to safety

Pedes­trian pro­tec­tion for dan­ger road

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­

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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