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Mixed reactions to plans for a zebra crossing in March

Residents have a fortnight to have their say on plans to instal a zebra crossing on a busy road into March.

Cambridgeshire County Council highways are currently consulting on plans to put the safety measure on St Peter's Road just before the junctions with Eastwood Avenue and Elwyn Road.

Letters have been sent out to those living close to the proposed crossing location asking for their views before December 19.

Proposals have been submitted for a zebra crossing in St Peter's Road, March. (23449202)
Proposals have been submitted for a zebra crossing in St Peter's Road, March. (23449202)

A notice published by the council explains the site has been chosen as it is where "large numbers" of pedestrians, including those going to and from schools, cross the road, which is one of the main routes into town.

News of the proposed crossing sparked a number of comments on a local Facebook discussion page with some speaking in favour and others objecting.

Those in favour felt it was "about time" and should have been "done years ago", while the objectors were concerned about the zig zag lines associated with the crossing causing parking problems for residents.

Other comments pointed out the crossing was unlikely to prevent speeding, which has previously been raised as an issue in st Peter's Road and adjoining Upwell Road.

One person commented: "It won’t stop speeding down the road and will be an absolute nightmare for any resident who doesn’t have off road parking."

Another said: "Are they for real? How is that going to stop the speeding? "

A drawing showing the proposal can be viewed at Fenland District Council offices at Fenland Hall in March.

Alternatively the plan can be viewed via the county council's website http://bit.ly/cambridgeshiretro

Any comments must be sent in writing to Gary Baldwin at Shire Hall, Cambridge or by email to policyandregulation@cambridgeshire.gov.uk by December 19 quoting ref PR0601.

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