Further to my earlier posting I took a few pictures of the junction at rush hour this morning. True, there weren’t many pedestrians- but is that surprising when crossing here is such a nightmare? It is enough to persuade even the most conscientious climate change campaigner to resort to using a car.
Here a van mounts the pavement to try to turn left up Duke Street.
The top picture shows how busy the junction has become. It has been made more difficult to cross because of the bus gate at the bottom of Duke Street. As traffic can’t continue down the hill to town, everything is channelled along Bernard Street.
Here a pedestrian dashes across the road between traffic, as there is never a gap in the traffic going along Bernard Street.
Maybe we need to start a local petition to get a pelican at this crossing. What do you think? Maybe with more Greens in the Town Hall we could secure more finance for pelican crossings.
When the junction is right next to the Trades and Labour Club, you would think the Labour Party would be sympathetic on this one!