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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !
Posted by: Richard Jennings
Date/Time: 19/05/10 22:20:00

"Who on earth thought they would be a good idea, blurring the boundary between pavement and road??!!"

It IS a good idea, because blurring the boundary is a positive aid to more responsible sharing of the road space by both pedestrians and drivers. The fact that drivers have to cross a raised pavement makes them more aware of the dangers of conflict with pedestrians.  This was demonstrated to be true in the Netherlands long before the same technique was used in the UK.  There is a similar crossing on Chiswick High Road which I use often as a pedestrian, and it works!

It helps if you approach the crossing, whether driving or walking, with the intention of considerately sharing the space without thinking of "right of way".

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Another Westleigh Avenue !17/05/10 20:00:00 Fiona Mehta
   Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !18/05/10 08:26:00 Jane Holland
      Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !18/05/10 09:31:00 Peter Miles
         Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !18/05/10 13:20:00 Roger Lee
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !18/05/10 14:04:00 Peter Miles
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !18/05/10 17:18:00 Roger Lee
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !19/05/10 09:11:00 Thomas Newton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !19/05/10 14:10:00 Sue Riggs
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !19/05/10 16:05:00 Roger Lee
         Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !19/05/10 22:20:00 Richard Jennings
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Another Westleigh Avenue !20/05/10 16:01:00 Peter Miles

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