New cross­ings are dan­ger­ous waste

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

The new cross­ings in Somerset Road, Ash­ford make for a po­ten­tial dan­ger to blind and par­tially sighted peo­ple and also to young chil­dren by putting a kerb in their path.

This could trip blind peo­ple and chil­dren run­ning straight across. I agree that this should not hap­pen but is a like­li­hood. I could see noth­ing wrong with the old cross­ings, ex­cept that the in­di­ca­tors were not fac­ing the per­sons cross­ing the road.

This is an­other ex­am­ple of a waste of pub­lic money by au­thor­i­ties not us­ing com­mon sense and wast­ing money on projects that are not nec­es­sary.

Oth­ers are of course the Eureka Sky­way bridge across the M20 mo­tor­way that looks like they have for­got­ten to re­move the cranes, and the so called Bolt sculp­ture in God­in­ton Road, which looks to me like a very large set-screw.

A bolt usu­ally has a hexag­o­nal head and screws into a nut. The only nut here is the guy who thought the idea up. David Brown Willes­bor­ough

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