Petition launched over ‘danger school’ crossing

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A petition has been launched over fears for the safety of schoolchildren using a busy Bletchley crossing.

West Bletchley councillors are concerned children and residents are taking their lives in their hands dodging speeding traffic and are demanding action. They have launched a petition calling for road improvements.

Councillor Elaine Wales says installing two pelican crossings, one across Buckingham Road, to the left of the second roundabout and one across Newton Road, opposite Tesco and the Co-op would help alleviate the dangers.

She said: “The crossing, at the junction of Buckingham, Newton and Shenley Roads, is used by pupils of nearby St Thomas Aquinas and Holne Chase Primary School. So far the petition has had a good response. We hope it will gain momentum as we make more people aware.

“It is not only the crossing which has sparked safety fears.The whole stretch of road from the junction down past the shops is very dangerous.

“This is a really important road safety matter”

It’s hoped to hold a consultation with residents and shopkeepers and present the petition to Milton Keynes Council in the autumn.

A council spokesman said: “There are criteria for installing road crossings but we will look into it.”

> The petition can be signed in shops and schools and online at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/tescoroadcrossing/