The chief executive of Roads Service (Dr. Malcolm McKibbin) has written to the hon. Lady.
Letter from Malcolm McKibbin, dated 6 November 2006:
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question regarding the estimated costs of establishing (a) a zebra crossing and (b) a pelican crossing.
I have been asked to reply as this issue falls within my responsibility as Chief Executive of Roads Service.
By way of background, I should explain that the cost of installing pedestrian crossing facilities is dependant on a number of issues including; type of equipment being installed, width of road, distance to a source of electricity and need for alterations to existing infrastructure.
Taking these factors into account, the estimated cost of establishing zebra and pelican crossings are as follows:
Pelican crossing in Belfast area—£28/£35k.
The cost of installing a pelican crossing in Belfast is potentially higher due to the need to integrate the crossing into the Belfast Urban Traffic Control System.