HC Deb 25 November 1964 vol 702 cc190-1W
Mr. Dean

asked the Minister of Transport what are the conditions governing the erection of new pedestrian crossings on roads; and what is the volume of pedestrian traffic necessary before a pedestrian crossing can be authorised at a particular point.

Mr. Tom Fraser

There are several factors to be taken into account in considering the provision of pedestrian crossings. The most important are the numbers of pedestrians and vehicles at the site These would in differing circumstances be given different weight, which precludes a decision being taken solely on the basis of the number of pedestrians or vehicles involved.

Other factors are conditions at the site, including width of the road, existence of central refuges, proximity of other facilities and the attraction of the site as a natural crossing point.