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Pedestrian Crossings

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

I wish to present a petition in the name of my constituent Ms Polly Strauss of Wolstonbury road in Hove. The petition was signed by 802 of my constituents. I entirely agree with the terms of the petition, which calls for safe pedestrian crossings at the junction of the Old Shoreham road and Dyke road in Hove. The junction is next to Brighton, Hove and Sussex sixth form college, and a safer flow of traffic would also benefit the students who must use the crossing every day.

Although there has recently been some progress locally, I still believe that the local campaign deserves to be presented to the House. The petition states

The Petition of BHASVIC Lights Action Group,

Declares that there is a need for a traffic free phase at the junction of the Old Shoreham Road and Dyke Road in Hove, East Sussex, in the interests of the safety of the thousand or more pedestrians who use the junction each day.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take action to encourage the local council to undertake the adaptation of this crossing to facilitate the passage of pedestrians, and not prioritise ease of traffic flow over the safety of pedestrians.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

I concur, and I am happy to present the petition to the House.

To lie upon the Table.