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Anger as children given just an extra two seconds to cross 'A' road

Ross Crawford 21st Apr, 2018

FLEET-footed children in Studley can take it slightly easier crossing the main A435 – but only just.

Following requests from county councillor Clive Rickhards to lengthen the time the ‘green man’ was on at the crossing in the village, engineers from Warwickshire County Council did just that – by a mere two seconds.

“This by any measure is inadequate,” said Coun Rickhards, “and the time needs to be extended.”

A Warwickshire County Council spokesperson said: “Following a request from a county councillor engineers have made a minor change to the green man period at the A435 Alcester Road Studley pedestrian crossing facility.

“The green man period is a period referred to as the invitation to cross and a change of this nature may allow pedestrians to feel more at ease whilst using the crossing. Safety clearances are appropriate for this location.”

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