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Repositioned Bridge Street crossing causing traffic problems

Pinner residents are angered over the repositioned pedestrian crossing at the bottom of Bridge Street as it is causing more congestion than before.

Speaking at the AGM of the Pinner Association, locals also say that it has increased confusion at the Love Lane/Bridge Street roundabout.

David Leibling, a member of the Pinner Association Committee, said: “The main complaints is that people getting out of Chapel Lane are finding it more difficult to get out as there is less space. Also, people coming from the station side, cannot see the railings. There has been a suggestion it should be turned into a pelican crossing. There are mixed views about the issue.

“Harrow Council Traffic Officers have considered all the options for this crossing and have said that they were satisfied with the operation of the repositioned crossing. However, this would kept under review.”

A Harrow Council spokesman said: “Safety is always our first priority. The recent relocation of the zebra crossings in the area was part of an accident remedial scheme due to the high level of personal injury collisions (PIC’s) occurring.

“Previously the zebra crossings were very close to each other and some pedestrians used to traverse between the facilities instead of using them correctly as two individual crossing facilities.”

Picture courtesy of Tom Bishop

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