HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 cc1401-2
25. Sir A. Meyer

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will reconsider his refusal of the request of Slough Borough Council for a pedestrian crossing in Farnham Road, Slough.

Mr. Swingler

A central reservation is to be provided soon in Farnham Road between Hampshire Avenue and Gloucester Avenue. This will help by enabling pedestrians to cross the road in two stages. We will, however, review the need for a pedestrian crossing three months after the central reservation has been made.

Sir A. Meyer

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the whole one mile length of this road contains no place on which it is safe to cross? Is he further aware that the traffic lights are at intersections and that even there, where people think it more safe to cross because of the lights, there is severe danger from vehicles turning right? Will he keep this matter constantly under review?

Mr. Swingler

Yes, Sir. We are attempting to solve the problem by having a central reservation. We shall review it again after that. If it does not work, further measures will be taken.

26. Sir A. Meyer

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will arrange for the traffic signals at the junction of Farnham Road and Northborough Road, Slough, to have an all-red phase to enable children and elderly people to cross the road at this point without the risk of being knocked over by vehicles turning right.

Mr. Swingler

We understand the Slough Borough Council introduced an all-red phase in these signals on Monday, 15th November.