LETTER: Pedestrian crossing a ‘ridiculous scheme’

pedestrian crossing
The pedestrian crossing is set to be built between the Pug & Puffin and Joules stores, as shown on the image, with the loss of car parking either side

I HAVE just seen for the first time the excellent 2019 guide to Lyme Regis.

The wonderful views are so memorable which I remember so well having been brought up here and my family being residents for several generations.

What a terrible shame therefore that one of the most iconic views of the town immortalised by Richard Austin and the late great artist Ivor Wilson and others is about to be ruined.

The proposal to build a pedestrian crossing half way down Broad Street with its 24 hour flashing amber lights is not only absurd but a complete waste of public money. This is presumably for the use of a tiny minority who may or may not use it.

We have survived for about a hundred years of motor traffic without this need, but now we will have to put up with a loss of valuable car parking spaces, extra congestion and a blight on the town.

The street is narrow enough for anyone to cross at any point when there is a break in the traffic so who at the top or bottom of Broad Street will bother to walk up or down to wait another boring few minutes to get across?

Whoever processed this ridiculous scheme should be ashamed of themselves. Just wait until it is installed and see!

Frank Allen,
Pound Road, Lyme Regis

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