Monday, 1 September 2014

New bus stops by Bridgwood will make school crossing more dangerous

Back in May the parish council supported my motion to ask the borough council to put a pedestrian crossing in at the bottom of Brookside Avenue by Bridgwood where the kids cross the road to get to school.

Last week contractors started work on two bus stops by the island where the pedestrian crossing should be. Placing bus stops that close to an island is dangerous in itself but locating them where school children cross the road when they have been told that there is a safety problem there just isn't good enough.

I am awaiting more information on these new bus stops (including why the parish council wasn't notified or asked for comment as it should be) and what urgent plans the borough council has to make the corner safe for children crossing the road now that they've made it more dangerous.