Quote:Perhaps this could be addressed along with re-installation of the railings near all school crossings?
Rambling Phil wrote:Fair on whom?The fair solution, surely, is to narrow lanes, give up space to less polluting modes of travel and enforce lower speed limits.
Rambling Phil wrote:“disfigurement of public space “ Exactly who’s public space are the rails disfiguring and what do you mean by this? The rails may be unattractive, but I'd far prefer a "disfigurement of public space" if it meant better safety for the more vulnerable amongst us. It's about children and those less mobile pedestrians who need to stop and perhaps hold onto a rail to get their breath back before encountering the crossing, which is usually a feat in itself to get to the other side of the road before the green man disappears!Quote:Perhaps this could be addressed along with re-installation of the railings near all school crossings?
Why is the caging of pedestrians and the disfigurement of public space the solution to people driving dangerous objects too fast to stop when the entirely possible happens (if you're going too fast to stop when a child steps out onto the road near a school, you are going too fast)?
The fair solution, surely, is to narrow lanes, give up space to less polluting modes of travel and enforce lower speed limits.
boroughpaul wrote:actually the rails have gone...and if any remain they will be gone soon. this isn't an issue. the street environment has been enhanced with their removal as they were an ugly blot on the landscape. pedestrian rod safety would best be improved by enforcing laws on jay walking. the number of pedestrians (including children)who dive out in front of cars to cross the road as few as 10 metres from a ped. crossing or who cross without looking both ways with headphones on is frightening.
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