Dronfield High Street Crossing Campaign
A Dronfield Civic Society member recently raised with us the need for a pedestrian crossing on the High Street, close to the library, where it is very difficult for pedestrians, particularly if they’re elderly, frail or a parent with young children, to cross safely because of the volume of traffic. This is an issue which has been raised before, unsuccessfully, with Derbyshire County Council.
We have taken the issue up with the County Council again, but Council officers have stated that a crossing near the library would not meet the requirements for forward visibility (70 metres) for a crossing to be installed and also that it was highly unlikely that the required funding would be made available in any event.
During the day, vehicles pass through the High Street at an average rate of one every six seconds! Watch the video, which illustrates the problem.
What do you think? Do we need a crossing on the High Street?