§ Mr. Kershaw
asked the Minister of Transport how many accidents there have been involving pedestrians on the A38 at Cambridge in each of the last five years; and what proposals she has to build a footbridge at this point.
§ Mr. Carmichael:
There have been six accidents involving pedestrians on the A38 at Cambridge in the last five years. The details are:
- 1963 1 slightly, 1 seriously injured.
- 1964 1 fatal.
- 1965 1 slightly,1 seriously injured. 1966.
- 1 seriously injured
- 1967 none.
The earlier proposal to provide a footbridge has now been investigated in detail. The number of pedestrians crossing the road is very small there were no accidents last year involving pedestrians; and in some three years' time the M5 Motorway will significantly reduce traffic here. On the basis of this information we regret that the provision of a footbridge is not justified. Further traffic counts will be taken however.