Petition launched for pedestrian crossing
PUBLISHED: 19:00 03 October 2015
A PETITION calling for a pedestrian crossing on a busy Weston-super-Mare road has been handed in to North Somerset Council.
People are asking for a crossing in Uphill Road North near the junction with Moorland Road, which they say is always busy, but particularly so in the summer.
Uphill ward councillor John Ley-Morgan handed in the petition, which had 220 signatures, to the council.
The petition says pedestrians need to cross the road to reach the seafront, beach and golf club but summer weekend traffic can be ‘nose-to-tail coming into town’.
It says people living in Royal Sands also cross the road to use the Moorland Road post office and pharmacy.
It says: “A pedestrian crossing would also act to bring traffic to a halt periodically making it easier for other motorists to exit from side roads and the golf club, which can, at present, sometimes take several minutes.
“We urge North Somerset Council to give urgent consideration to this problem and its obvious solution.”