Cambridgeshire County Council approve zebra crossing on busy March road despite mixed reaction

PUBLISHED: 15:02 25 February 2020 | UPDATED: 15:02 25 February 2020

The location of the zebra crossing on St Peter’s Road, March, which was approved by Cambridgeshire County Council near the junctions of Eastwood Avenue and Elwyn Road. Picture: DAN MASON

The location of the zebra crossing on St Peter’s Road, March, which was approved by Cambridgeshire County Council near the junctions of Eastwood Avenue and Elwyn Road. Picture: DAN MASON

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A zebra crossing on a busy March road has been given the go-ahead.

The county council highways committee approved the St Peter's Road crossing near its junctions with Eastwood Avenue and Elwyn Road.

Approval came after residents were asked for their views - with a mixed response of those for and those against it.

One resident said the crossing would severely affect parking in the area but the council rejected this argument.

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Traffic manager Sonia Hansen said: "There are already double yellow lines on all approaches to the St Peter's Road/Eastwood Avenue/Elwyn Road junction, so drivers are already unable to park on the lengths of road covered by zig-zag markings."

One objector believed "speed humps would be a better idea", but Ms Hansen replied: "Whilst road humps would reduce traffic speeds, they would do little to assist pedestrians."

Others said the crossing would make life safer for pupils heading to Neale-Wade Academy.

The crossing was considered as "quick win" by the council as part of a much wider and longer-term March Area Transport Study.

The council felt the crossing would also benefit both disabled and elderly people through adding supportive features, such as dropped kerbs.


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