HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 c475W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation forbidding pedestrians to cross roads in larger towns and cities other than at zebra crossings and other similar crossing places.

Mr. Marks

I doubt whether such legislation would be useful. Limited experience between 1963 and 1969 produced disappointing results, and I am not aware of any evidence from other countries that constraints on pedestrians work without strict enforcement.