Stowford Rise crossing danger warning

MADAM - With reference to the new pedestrian crossing on Stowford Rise, while it may be legal to have a bus stop within the limits of a pedestrian crossing and to be able to overtake a bus stopped in such a location, the fact remains that a pedestrian can have stepped out on to the crossing in front of a stationary bus and not be visible to an overtaking vehicle until half way across.

MADAM - With reference to the new pedestrian crossing on Stowford Rise, while it may be legal to have a bus stop within the limits of a pedestrian crossing and to be able to overtake a bus stopped in such a location, the fact remains that a pedestrian can have stepped out on to the crossing in front of a stationary bus and not be visible to an overtaking vehicle until half way across.

If, furthermore, the proposed waiting restrictions are introduced along this road and all the cars that currently park there are removed during daytime, the speed of traffic along Stowford Rise will inevitably increase.

The combination of these two factors will, I submit, potentially make crossing this road far more dangerous for pedestrians than it was before road alterations connected with the Waitrose expansion.

Alan Williams

24 Ladymead

Sidmouth

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