We have received this message from Cllr Barry Anderson, as he was recently asked by a local resident whether the time limit on the pelican crossing outside the Nat West bank could be extended to allow pedestrians more time to cross. I took this up with the Traffic Engineer who advised as follows:
“Thank you for your email regarding the pelican crossing at A660 Otley Rd. The existing crossing installed in 1993 is a pelican type crossing with flashing ambers, these crossings are no longer in use and we have been installing crossings with non-flashing periods for some time now as the flashing amber period relies on good driver behaviour and we see little of that nowadays. I will look into our capital programme for this year to see if our funding will allow an upgrade of the crossing to remove the pelican periods and replace with a red signal to vehicles during the pedestrian period.”
Adel Crag added: This particular part of the crossing is a danger to pedestrians, and we hope that the upgrade of the crossing to remove the pelican periods and replace with a red signal to vehicles during the pedestrian period is actioned as soon as possible.
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