LETTER: No action on ever busier road

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Approximately three years ago (prior to moving from Southwater to Horsham) I campaigned for over a year to try and get a pedestrian crossing put in place on the Millstraight in Southwater.

With the extra traffic from the then new housing estate and with no safe place for school children, parents, the elderly etc, to cross, I campaigned around Southwater. I got amazing support from residents in favour of a crossing being put in place with over 200 signatures.

Unfortunately the outcome wasn’t in my favour and the file was closed. The road seems to be getting busier, and I feel sick at the thought nothing has been done, and more and more houses are being built.

So to my shock horror I couldn’t believe my eyes, two new zebra crossings have now been put in place feet apart by the schools, in between the traffic calming zones.

Complete and utter bottle- neck during certain times of the day, where you have to give way to the traffic calming, then zebra crossings, this is causing traffic being blocked and at a standstill. To think the new houses are not even built yet!

So two pedestrian crossings next to each other, but nothing at all on the Millstraight, what thought went into that decision making? I am guessing none!

K. Matthews

Rook Way, Horsham


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