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New Witney zebra crossing in the wrong place?

New Witney zebra crossing in the wrong place? As witney.net reported last week, a new zebra crossing has been being built on Langdale Gate.
But is has been reported by thisisoxfordshire.co.uk that a former mayor and the Witney Town Council think that is has been built in the wrong place!

The crossing has been built near Keates Menswear allowing people to cross from Church Green to the Market Square outside Robert Dyas.
The former mayor has been quoted as saying that the crossing should have been built closer to the Buttercross, providing a safe route for pedestrians crossing bewteen the Buttercross and the Town Hall. He is also quoted as saying that students walking down from their school on Church Green are still crossing between the Buttercross and the town Hall rather than walking the extra distance to the new crossing.

Witney Town Council are believed to have said that they think the crossing is in the wrong place too, but they think that is should have been built further along Langdale Gate towards the Windrush Leisure Centre and have expressed concern that cars travelling up High Street and turning left at the mini-roundabout at the top could drive into queuing traffic.

A member of Oxfordshire County Council is reported as saying that if the crossing had been built further along Langdale Gate, towards the Windrush Leisure Centre, then people wouldn't use it and if it were built closer to the Buttercross it would be too close to a congestion point near Corn Street.
For the witney.net reaction to this story see the messageboard thread created on the Witney Messageboard

Posted : 17/11/2005 20:30:58

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