§ 73. Mr. Chapman
asked the Minister of Transport what minimum 24-hour traffic count he requires before authorising a pedestrian crossing at any point; and whether he will modify this requirement to take account of dangerous road-crossings where there is a peak of traffic and pedestrians at particular times falling short of the 24-hour minimum.
§ Mr. Marples
A census of pedestrians and vehicles at the site of a proposed crossing is only one of the factors to consider before deciding if a crossing is justified. There are no minimum figures; in differing circumstances the numbers of vehicles and pedestrians would be given different weight and prevent a decision being taken on the basis of traffic flows alone.