Signs look good for safety on Bull Lane

Parish coun­cil look­ing to pro­tect pedes­tri­ans

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

SAFETY im­prove­ments could be made to a road to pro­tect pedes­tri­ans and other mo­torists.

Ger­rards Cross Parish Coun­cil is look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity of ar­rang­ing for new signs to be put in place at the end of Bull Lane warn­ing driv­ers about pedes­tri­ans in the road.

Much of the road is sin­gle track and with­out a pave­ment, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult in places for pedes­tri­ans to ne­go­ti­ate.

The parish coun­cil has be­gun work­ing with Bucks County Coun­cil to get signs set up, as well as in­stalling a ‘ve­hi­cle ac­ti­vated sign’ warn­ing driv­ers of their speed when they are trav­el­ling along the road.

Parish coun­cil chair­man Chris Brown said: “It’s some­thing that we’ve been look­ing at be­cause it can be danger­ous for pedes­tri­ans walk­ing there.

“You get fast traf­fic com­ing around cor­ners and in places peo­ple are hav­ing to walk in the road, so we want to im­prove safety there.

“There’s also a lot of school traf­fic us­ing that road be­cause Gay­hurst School is down there, and there’s the ten­nis club as well, so it’s a well used road with lots of traf­fic at times.

“Signs warn­ing peo­ple to be on the look­out for pedes­tri­ans, and also a ve­hi­cle ac­ti­vated sign (VAS) would be a help so hope­fully it’s some­thing that we can get sorted.”

If in­stalled, the VAS would be placed on a lamp post at the cor­ner of Layters Way, where it joins with Bull Lane, and sig­nage would be placed at ei­ther end of the road.

The parish coun­cil is also look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity and costs of in­stalling a path from Layters Way, into Bull Lane and then con­nect­ing up with an ex­ist­ing foot­path in Bent­nick Close in or­der to fur­ther im­prove things for pedes­tri­ans.

What do you think? Do safety im­prove­ments need to be made in Bull Lane? Do other dan­ger roads need im­prove­ments? Email our let­ters page at buck­snews@trin­i­tysouth.

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