Residents plead for crossing in busy Brighton road used by hundreds of school children

Posted On 27 Jan 2011 at 9:41 pm

The case for pedestrian crossings in a road used by hundreds of Brighton school children is to be re-examined.

The promise to take another look at the case for crossings in Surrenden Road, Brighton, was made at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council this afternoon.

Council leader Mary Mears was answering a public question and said that she would ask council officers to hold a meeting in Surrenden Road and re-look at the options.

The question was asked by asked Brighton resident Paul Philo on behalf of Fiona McWilliam, who couldn’t make it to the meeting at Hove Town Hall because of work.

Her question asked: “What, if anything, is the council prepared to do in response to the urgent need to improve safety in Surrenden Road, and is it really true that a child needs to die before we get a fixed crossing?”

Councillor Mears said that it was not true that the council would wait until a child died before authorising a crossing.

Mr Philo said that there were six schools near by and that, as well as pedestrian crossings, the road ought to have a 20mph speed limit.

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