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Danger road crossing

Reported via desktop anonymously at 21:43, Fri 23 October 2020

Sent to Cornwall Council less than a minute later

This junction needs a pedestrian mirror, if you have walked UP towards the railway bridge and you want to cross to walk UP Humphrey Davy Lane, you CANNOT see cars coming down from Queensway until you are on the road and with a pushchair the child is in the road first. It is a take a gamble from the only pavement under the bridge and if you are deaf or electric car is coming BUMP you are dead!

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:12, Fri 20 November 2020

  • As the highway authority we do not advocate the installation of mirrors on the highway, particularly for pedestrian use. Mirrors create further hazard, rather than minimising them. They can give distorted perception, a false sense of security, and would need to be positioned in such a way to be usable by all persons. Mirrors often detract from persons using other senses to cross safely with people become over reliant on them, and do not give a easily quantifiable perception of speed. I can see that from when travelling back from the school crossing northwards there is a small build out to facilitate crossing and there is good visibility; the issue is when travelling southwards under the bridge and trying to cross towards the school. Please note that this issue is not a new one and has been in existence for many years as the road layout has not changed, however, perhaps use has increased with the construction of new housing developments. It is incumbent upon the travelling public to make informed choices regarding where they cross the road and how they do so. In this instance rather than trying to cross on a blind corner, merely travelling a few further seconds on foot westward finds a much more suitable location to cross, with increased visibility. I am aware that there is no dropped kerbs in this location and therefore I am looking into the current budgets to assess whether we can facilitate an installation. The construction of these dropped kerbs will add some definition into this as being a suitable crossing point. I trust this information has been of assistance.

    Posted anonymously at 07:41, Sat 19 December 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:01, Saturday 16 January 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:04, Saturday 13 February 2021

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