Long-running battle ends in new crossing - The Worcester Observer

Long-running battle ends in new crossing

Worcester Editorial 8th Sep, 2023 Updated: 8th Sep, 2023   0

A LONG-RUNNING bid to improve pedestrian safety in Lower Wick has been resolved after a Bedwardine councillor used much of his divisional fund to pay for the work.

Coun Alan Amos’s efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Lower Wick have finally paid off with a new crossing now in place by the very busy Canada Way, Malvern Road and Bromwich Road roundabout.

It marks the end of ‘quite a battle’ according to the outspoken city and county councillor to secure the improvements.

“I have shared residents’ concerns for some time about getting across this piece of road safely as there is no official crossing on what is an extremely busy and dangerous junction of Canada Way, Malvern Road, and Bromwich Road, complicated by an in-and-out petrol station right on the corner,” he said.

“People getting off the bus often have to cross up to three busy roads.

“It is unsafe for the elderly in particular, and also for mums with prams, the disabled, and cyclists as it is on an official cycle route.

“We have made the natural lines of the crossing clearer; and the new road layout and markings make the directions for motorists much clearer and slows them down as they approach the roundabout from both sides.

“It has been a battle to get it done, and has cost a lot of money, but it was well worth it as road safety is a top priority for me and you can’t put a price on making our roads safer,” he added.

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