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Safety changes to A19 ‘don’t go far enough’
8:33am Monday 26th August 2013 in News
PROPOSED changes to a main road into York do not go far enough to protect the public, a resident has claimed.
Local mother Tracey McAleese contacted the council about the speed of traffic, and the width of the pavement alongside the road, after walking along the narrow footpath with her young son left them both shaken, and turbulence created by passing traffic had caused the three-year-old to be blown off his feet.
At the meeting, on Wednesday at St Oswald’s Church Hall, the council said plans had been drawn up to help widen the footpath and move traffic away from pedestrians.
Ruth Stephenson, of City of York Council, said: “Following Wednesday’s positive meeting attended by a number of officers from City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police, we plan to paint a white edge on the road to help keep traffic away from the pavement edge.
“The footpath will also be inspected early next week to consider how the flood deposits engrained in the path’s surface might be cleared from the pavement which has no kerb between it and the hedge line.”
David Martin, of Crockey Hill, said he welcomed the move, which he felt may improve the situation for pedestrians, but it was not enough to slow down motorists on the road.
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