HC Deb 12 February 1968 vol 758 cc274-5W
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.

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