Markings problems must be addressed
I would suggest that option two is the best way of correcting the surface of Ashford’s shared space (replacing the flume with bitumen surfacing at a cost of £57,000), which hopefully would leave enough money to paint all pedestrian crossings black and white.
Ever since the shared space made its appearance it became apparent that:
1. Drivers did not notice which markings were crossings. I have seen elderly people and pregnant mums waiting in vain to cross the road.
2. Pedestrians who were not sure where to cross.
What an appalling oversight it was when the designer did not recognise that there should be good markings for pedestrian crossings. June B Mathias Badlesmere Close, Ashford