Lack of accidents means no Kilnsea Drive crossingBy Jon Nurse
February 12, 2013
Petitioners calling for a crossing on an Lower Earley street will not get council funding because of a lack of accidents.
Resident Clive Jones asked at the borough council’s executive meeting on Thursday whether any developer contributions could be used to provide a crossing in Kilnsea Drive near to Hornbeam Drive after a 427 strong petition was presented to the council.
No budget has been made available for the crossing, as surveys have found no pedestrian or speed related accidents.
Mr Jones said: “The community has made it quite clear that a crossing of Kilnsea Drive is a safety requirement.”
Councillor Keith Baker, executive member for highways and planning, responded: “Officers have carried out speed surveys, have scheduled a pedestrian survey and have this request on the future scheme list waiting for funds.”