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A petition has been launched calling for a pedestrian crossing to be built in Lichfield.

Local residents are asking for improvements to pedestrian safety outside the relocated Post Office in Wheel Lane.

Mia Webb, who has started the online petition, said: “A pedestrian crossing was installed on Beacon Street where the Post Office used to be so I think a crossing on Wheel Lane would be well used by customers of the Post Office and shops also.

“We feel this is an important step to ensure optimum safety while crossing what can be a busy road.

“It is on route to shops and schools, and more recently a Post Office.

“From personal experience it can be a tricky road to cross at school run times and I believe having a crossing would make it significantly safer and easier to cross, particularly for children who are able to walk to school by themselves.

“Although it is a 20mph road, I have seen many motorists exceeding the limit and think a crossing would help slow traffic down. I have spoken to a few parents who agree it would work well.”

People can add their names to the petition online.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

2 replies on “Petition calls for pedestrian crossing outside relocated Post Office in Lichfield”

  1. 20mph don’t work, they’re a fantasy ideology made up by Living Streets to give them something to campaign about because they can’t think of anything decent to improve the safety of pedestrians.

  2. They complain about safety outside schools when the WORST culprits are the PARENT parking badly to save the poor little obese darling walking a few yards!

    If police were visible and if they issued a few fines which were actually collected we might see the rules of the road being adhered to. Take their car till the fine is paid and you will see a big change in attitude.

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