Busy Water Lane to get a safe pedestrian crossing


A long running campaign by Lib Dem County Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Central Watford and Oxhey) has secured  Herts County Councils approval to install a new pedestrian crossing in Water Lane, Central Watford.The new crossing, which is set to be installed later this year, will link up  Waterfields Park and the path to the busy Tesco store at Waterfields. It will also enable cyclists to cross this busy road more safely.

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A long running campaign by Lib Dem County Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Central Watford and Oxhey) has secured  Herts County Councils approval to install a new pedestrian crossing in Water Lane, Central Watford.The new crossing, which is set to be installed later this year, will link up  Waterfields Park and the path to the busy Tesco store at Waterfields. It will also enable cyclists to cross this busy road more safely.

 

“I first asked for this some 5 years ago. At that time County Officers said there were not enough people wanting to cross Water Lane near the river Colne. However I have persevered with applying pressure and, supported by residents, argued that it was needed – especially as it would also slow traffic down. After a few near misses with pedestrians just managing to get out of the way of fast moving cars the county agreed to look at it again.

I am delighted that my persistence forced the county council to review the road layout and agree that not only a pedestrian  crossing was  right but that it would help improve safety and provide a safer route for cyclists.” said Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst

 

 


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