HC Deb 07 April 1971 vol 815 cc151-2W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why he turned down an application for a zebra crossing on the A6 at Clapham, Bedfordshire, where the passage of traffic is particularly swift and the volume such that in business hours it is difficult to cross the High Street; and whether he is prepared to consider other suggestions to make crossing the road safe for the residents of Clapham.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The traffic volumes, particularly pedestrians, fell short of the required criteria. There is a 30 m.p.h. speed limit in this stretch of road and two school patrols safeguard children. We are considering the imposition of waiting restrictions here to improve visibility for pedestrians and drivers. My divisional road engineer will keep the situation under review.