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Plan to raise road level at Silsden zebra crossing branded 'a waste of money'
8:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Plans to raise the road level at a busy zebra crossing in Silsden have been blasted as a waste of money by the town mayor.
Silsden Town Council chairman Chris Atkinson claims the 10cm-high plateau on Kirkgate, outside the town hall, will not improve safety.
He has instead renewed his call for a traffic light-controlled pelican crossing to protect pedestrians as they cross the busy road.
He claimed the six-metre by ten-metre plateau would worsen existing traffic problems in the centre of Silsden as well as damaging vehicles.
He said: “For the money Bradford Council will waste, they could make a pelican crossing, making the crossing safe.”
Earlier this year, Bradford councillors approved £35,000 to provide traffic lights at a crossing further along Kirkgate, near the Elliott Street junction.
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