LETTER: Pedestrian crossing a ‘waste of money’

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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

IT would seem the Lyme Regis town councillors are hell bent on copying Bridport in wasting money.

Bridport has a cycle path that no one can see was needed, Lyme are manoeuvring to install a pedestrian crossing that only a few councillors seem to think is necessary.

I know 600 signed a petition to install one but I wonder how it was worded because I never saw it.

Councillor Reynolds is quoted as saying: “I know you’ll say it will back up the traffic but in the summer there traffic is already backed up and there’s nothing we can do about it.” Yes alright, but what about all the waffle on trying to streamline the flow of traffic through the town then?

If as Dorset County Council says we could not have it adjacent to the Royal Lion entrance how close is the suggested site to the Three Cups to say nothing about the loss of parking spaces?

I have lived in Lyme since 1972, in our early days here the main A35 trunk road ran through Lyme Regis and we all managed to cross the road with no accidents then. It does not matter where you put a crossing here people will still cross the road wherever they happen to be standing. To say that we are the only town with no crossing is beside the point.

Let DCC spend the money on something useful, like mending a few potholes.

Jim Moseley,
Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis

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