Signs look good for safety on Bull Lane
Parish council looking to protect pedestrians
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. co.uk.