Pedestrian bridge (B6003/A52 junction)

As someone who takes the tram on a daily basis, I use the staggered crossing at B6003 (near Esso) to cross over to the side of Bardills roundabout where Bardills is located to get to Toton Lane Tram Stop. Whilst there is a central refuge island at the crossing, the barriers/rails surrounding the island are frequently damaged, presumably by speeding vehicles travelling along the A52. There have been numerous occasions where I personally witnessed vehicles, especially those turning out of B6003 (where Esso is located on), failing to stop despite traffic lights at the crossing have turned red. I find this very dangerous and requires urgent attention, given the huge number of people who use that crossing every day, including kids who walk to school and the vulnerable. Hence, I would like to suggest for a pedestrian bridge to be built across the B6003/A52 junction, replacing the current pedestrian crossing. This will allow safe crossing from the Esso side to the Bardills/tram stop side.

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1 comment on “Pedestrian bridge (B6003/A52 junction)

  1. Hi

    I think that there are other ways to make sure the cars slow down for the pedestrians. It does not have to be a monstrosity of a bridge. The old system of building pedestrians bridges or underground crossings doesn’t belong in the 21st century. It’s not user friendly. Many disabled people will struggle. The construction of a bridge and upkeep is not justified. The different approach should be used. I am not proposing speed bumps but a road level change will do just as well. I do feel like we should look at other ways to make it more appropriate for both sides. Stapleford is sadly not a pedestrian friendly town. It definitely should be changed. Perhaps the money can be spend by hiring an urban infrastructure team, who is more equipped to solve the problem in question.

    Many thanks Sofia Poole

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