HC Deb 19 June 1968 vol 766 c1080
35. Mr. Brian Parkyn

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will now reconsider the question of unilateral parking and pedestrian crossings on the A6 in Clapham, Bedfordshire.

Mr. Bob Brown

The traffic situation still does not justify the restriction of waiting vehicles.

I understand that the parish council has pressed that a pedestrian crossing should be provided and that the county council, which is the agent authority, has invited it to make specific proposals.

Mr. Parkyn

Is my hon. Friend aware of the difficulty, on a Saturday morning in particular, of crossing that road, as most of the shops are on one side while people live on the other side?

Mr. Brown

We are aware of the situation, but we are also acutely aware of the fact that if unilateral parking was introduced it would have to be on the side opposite the shopping parade, thereby creating much greater danger for pedestrians.