A safer form of pedestrian crossing is to be installed by Wiltshire Council at the junction of George Lane and Figgins Lane, Marlborough, where children regularly cross to and from school.
The user-friendly Puffin control system will allow pedestrians to halt traffic and cross safely at the junction, where vehicles turn in and out of the major Waitrose car park.
“This is a proposal which this council very much welcomes,” Wiltshire councillor Peggy Dow told Marlborough town council on Monday.
One resident of George Lane told Marlborough News Online: “I hope this means that the present zebra crossing is going to be repainted and that the awful condition of this potentially dangerous road junction will also be repaired at the same time.”
Comments on the project – with reasons – should be sent in writing or via Wiltshire Council website by 26 September quoting the reference LJB/TRO/MARL/HY296. The address is: Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN.