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Crossing at Gipsy Lane, Leicester

Volume 578: debated on Thursday 27 March 2014

I wish to present a petition on behalf of Mrs S Kaur, Patricia Pitter, Kade aged five, Dillon aged eight, Mohammed Khan, Mr Mistry, and Councillors Bhatti, Clair, Osman and Newcombe. The petition has gathered 158 signatures from local residents. They are very concerned about a crossing in my constituency that crosses Gipsy Lane, Leicester. At the moment, there is a crossing but cars are not stopping at this pedestrian crossing. They would like to see a pelican crossing installed, which would mean that cars would have to stop. I went there last Saturday. The cars did stop when I arrived with a delegation of residents, but it is very clear that cars are not obeying the law. We hope that with this petition they will be able to do so.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Leicester East,

Declares that the zebra crossing on Gipsy Lane, Leicester is unsafe as the drivers do not stop long enough, they drive through when pedestrians are half way across the road and further declares that the Petitioners are concerned that there is an accident waiting to happen on this road.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department for Communities and Local Government and Leicester City Council to investigate installing a pelican crossing at this site.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.