HC Deb 27 March 1968 vol 761 cc1531-2
49. Captain W. Elliot

asked the Minister of Transport what answer she has sent to the Sutton Council in reply to their request that a pedestrian crossing be provided in Carshalton High Street.

Mr. Swingler

Our correspondence has been with the Greater London Council which is the highway authority. It has advised the Department that failing road widening and the provision of a central refuge, it considers than an X-way pedestrian crossing would be the most suitable facility here.

The results of the X-way pedestrian crossing experiment are at present being considered and the Council has therefore been asked to hold this matter over pending a decision about the future of this type of crossing. We hope to make an announcement about this shortly.

Captain Elliot

In view of the longstanding demand for this crossing, which is essential, will the hon. Gentleman do all that he can to speed up the matter?

Mr. Swingler

I hope that very shortly we shall have reached a conclusion about the future of the X-way pedestrian crossing. We have this recommendation from the highway authority, and as soon as the matter has been cleared I promise to notify the hon. Gentleman of our decision.

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