Concerns over Castle Way pedestrian crossing
CONCERNS have been raised over safety issues at the pedestrian crossing at Castle Way in Antrim.
Antrim and District Road Safety committee members Alderman Drew Ritchie and Councillor Adrian Watson recently met with Roads Service and PSNI representatives to consider ways of making it safer.
Ald. Ritchie said the crossing between the two roundabouts on Castle Way has the most footfall of all the crossings in the town.
“Some pedestrians who use the crossing have voiced concerns about motorists failing to slow down and stop as they approach the crossing,” Ald. Ritchie said.
He added: “The group brought forward some ideas including more road marking close to the approach area and signage telling motorist they are approach a crossing.
“Roads Service will consider these initiatives and others and bring them back to the committee.”
Ald. Ritchie, who is Antrim and District Road Safety committee secretary, said he welcomed the meeting and asked all road users to take care at crossings.
“Pedestrians are the most vulnerable of road users and should ‘Stop Look and Listen’ before crossing,” Ald. Ritchie added.
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