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Fears over danger at Dalton Way junction in Watford

 Published on: 9th July 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

MANY pedestrians and cyclists are unhappy at the recent changes to the Dalton Way/Lower High Street junction.

This was introduced to allow two lanes to turn into Dalton Way from Lower High Street.

Although the original plans enabled pedestrians and cyclists to cross north/south at the lights, the county council said it was not possible and removed the dropped kerbs.

Pedestrians and cyclists however still use it, because the signed alternative that the county council has put in directs them across the busy Lower High Street by the entrance to B & Q (with no crossing facilities).

Liberal Democrat County councillor for the area, Stephen Giles-Medhurst has forced the county council to carry out a road safety audit, but still they seem reluctant to make changes so that it is safe for pedestrians.

Stephen said: “I have now had an urgent meeting with senior county officers to make them see sense and they have agreed to review it and we will be discussing I hope changes and improvements in two weeks time. To many of us just putting back the dropped crossing points and allowing pedestrians to cross when the lights are red is the simple and easy solution and I cannot see why this cannot be done. It can’t stay as it is that is for sure.”

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