A one-way ticket for Worle High Street?
PUBLISHED: 06:59 06 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:05 24 May 2010
THE High Street in Worle could become one-way or even pedestrianised in a bid to cut accidents. In the last five years there have been around 30 accidents on the road, with many
THE High Street in Worle could become one-way or even pedestrianised in a bid to cut accidents.In the last five years there have been around 30 accidents on the road, with many involving children walking or on bikes.North Somerset Council is looking at ways to reduce the number of accidents and injuries and is putting together a local safety scheme.There are three ideas being considered so far. The most extreme includes the full pedestrianisation of the whole High Street.Another option involves reducing the volume of traffic on the road using measures such as a one-way system.The third option is to improve the existing pedestrian crossing facilities and see if any other crossings are needed.A consultant has been appointed to put plans together for the different options and there will be public consultation in the Spring to gauge the levels of support.The council's principal engineer Ian Wilson said: "There have been a lot of pedestrian incidents, especially involving children."It is something we are particularly conscious of and as they have occurred along the whole stretch of the road it appears one of the issues is traffic volume."A consultant will look at the various options to solve the problem."There is no obvious easy solution like another crossing. In a situation like the High Street, people cross at many points so a safe crossing would not solve it."The main aim of the scheme is to reduce the number of accidents.