Here’s yet another thing I missed by being in Strasbourg. Last Thursday Surrey Heath Local Committee received a report on road safety of Red Road.
Regarding increasing driver speed awareness, the report states,
“a further Vehicle Activated Sign is to be installed in place of one of the current “bends” warning sign, with the current sign being moved forward by approximately 100 metres. Installation of the Vehicle Activated Sign is expected before the end of the March 2013.”
My long requested, and petitioned for, pedestrian crossing of Red Road is analysed in the report. It recognises the demand for crossing points at the junction with Lightwater Road, Briar Avenue and Macdonald Road. Even going into great detail about the possibility of a crossing near Briar Avenue. It, however, concludes that,
“… it is considered that pedestrian crossing facilities are not necessary or readily achievable.”
This is hugely disappointing. While recognising that available space for a crossing at Briar Avenue and Macdonald Road is limited, I consider there is available space for one near the junction with Lightwater Road. This is a setback, but not the end of the issue. Work to do.