M54 to M6 Link Road

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M54 to M6 Link Road

Received 15 April 2020
From Nick Harris

Representation

I am putting my views forward to seek an improvement to the current pedestrian control measure when crossing the A460 from the bottom of Hilton lane into the village of Shareshill. I have been in communication with representatives and all other responses have been answered fairly. I understand that it is perceived for traffic to be reduced following the implementation of the link road. However and regardless to this, the current crossing measures are not safe whatever the flow of traffic. The access to the current crossing bollards and the bus stop is not easy as a single pedestrian on foot let a lone when trying to maneuver a push chair, bicycle , dogs or a toddler. It should not take a serious accident or worse, a fatality for the crossing to be improved. Unless a driver takes pity and stops the traffic (normally in an unsafe way by breaking suddenly), you can stand there for a considerable length of time. I am not requesting an expensive upgrade, just a safer option with at minimum, improved access. The current pedestrian access is non existent with overgrown trees, uneven grass verge now and not a pathway with a range of unpleasant weeds sticking out. In addition to this, the local Councillor has been contacted on two separate occasions, within 12 months, for the access to be improved with no joy.