A plan from Harrow Council to install a zebra crossing in Love Lane has been well received by residents in the village.
The suggestion is one of several including rearranging footpaths, relocating disabled bays and reducing the size of loading bays in the immediate area.
A council statement explained more about the ideas: “The proposals will improve facilities for all pedestrians, particularly those with mobility impairments, to assist them to cross in this section of Love Lane which can be difficult to cross during peak periods. The council is proposing to introduce a new zebra crossing along Love Lane near its junction with Bridge Street roundabout. We are therefore seeking your views on these proposals.”
Trevor Baker, of Waxwell Lane said: “The zebra crossing idea is needed for sure. Trying to cross the road at the junction of Bridge Street and Love Lane is tricky at the best of time. It’s especially dangerous for schoolchildren and older people so this is a move I welcome.”
Mother of two, Mondip Sharma, said: “A zebra crossing here is overdue. Some drivers speed round from Bridge Street into Love Lane so any plans to make them stop, think and slow down are to be applauded. I can’t see any downside to this move as it raises public safety.”
A public consultation period started in August and ends tomorrow (September 13).
If the plans are approved Harrow Council has said work will commence in March 2020.
Photo courtesy of Tom Bishop