West Lynn road deemed unsafe for a pedestrian crossing

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Residents’ hopes for a pedestrian crossing on a West Lynn road appear to have been dashed – because the traffic goes too fast.

There have been calls for extra safety measures on Clenchwarton Road, near the Poppyfields junction, after a girl was injured in a collision with a car there last October.

But Norfolk County Council yesterday confirmed a traffic survey carried out last month found the site did not meet the criteria for a crossing.

A spokesman said a zebra crossing had also been ruled out because the speed of traffic meant it could not work safely.

But she added: “A pedestrian refuge island is a possibility if external funding could be secured and we’re looking into this.

“With a relatively good accident record and limited resources, at the present time there is no county council funding available.”

But area councillor 
Alexandra Kemp accused roads officials of being in the “dark ages”.

She said: “If it isn’t safe enough for a crossing, this proves it isn’t safe for infants to cross the road.”

Miss Kemp said the area was being reassessed about the possibility of re-introducing a lollipop patrol.

She added: “We need to have a proper crossing so the traffic has to stop. We need to do the job properly.”