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Do we need a pedestrian crossing in Brookmans Park village?

Yes
42 (76.4%)
No
13 (23.6%)
Don't care
0 (0%)

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Offline Alex

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #120 on: February 26, 2012, 09:12:04 pm »
We do not need, nor want crossings in the village thank you.

We are going health ands safety mad.
 

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #121 on: February 26, 2012, 09:40:54 pm »
Do you, Alex, ever cross that road at around 8.30, 12 and 3.30 with a 4year old and/or a 7year old?

Or maybe you have to cross there at weekends with someone in a wheelchair?

If you did either (like I do, and in fact my husband in the wheelchair refuses to cross by the brookmans except for on a Sunday, because of the inconsiderate drivers), then you would not state that WE do not need a crossing.

Perhaps you could clarify who the WE is? Or offer to help my kids or husband cross the road without putting their life in their hands?
 

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #122 on: August 22, 2012, 12:07:28 am »
Does anyone know if we'll actually be getting the zebra stripes on the road to accompany the lowered kerb & 'dimples' in the village? If that's all we're getting then, in my opinion, they've only succeeded in making it more dangerous to cross the road - before they pavement was lowered I would never have crossed the road with the kids (from East to West) at that spot because you're hidden from drivers' view by the paked cars. But now, people may think it must be a safe place to cross because of the lowered pavement etc, when actually it would have been better to have left it be.

That said, it does give wheelchairs, motabillity scooters & pushchairs a fighting chance of crossing the road, but I still don't think they've made it a safer place to cross.
 

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #123 on: August 23, 2012, 03:48:05 pm »
I completely agree and even when you cross there, you are then just stranded on the green and then have to cross equally busy roads, even though most are going in one direction no-one ever looks.  I think it's mad and not thought through at all.
 

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #124 on: August 23, 2012, 05:56:07 pm »
Unfortunately the village centre was laid out long before cars were commonplace and there is no easy way of making the journey across the village easy without crossing several roads.

When my father in law lived in Station Close there was no easy way of getting to Peplins Way without having to cross the main road - not easy for someone who was infirm - on a bend and having to watch out for traffic from several directions at once.

Why the crossing wasn't constructed further up I don't know. To me it would have made more sense for the crossing to be by the bus stop, and the bus stop moved up a bit, as saffie points out all it does it enable you to cross onto an island which then means you have to cross another road.
 

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #125 on: August 28, 2012, 03:46:19 pm »
Does anyone know if we'll actually be getting the zebra stripes on the road to accompany the lowered kerb & 'dimples' in the village?

Parish Councillor Ron Wheeler made this point to Herts Highways who came back with a lot of technical reasons why there will not be stripes across the road.  Maybe this is another area for reduction in red tape?  Common sense plays no part in many aspects of life.

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #126 on: August 28, 2012, 06:09:34 pm »
Thanks for letting me know Bob, even though it's the answer many of us don't want to hear! Madness!!
 

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #127 on: August 29, 2012, 10:32:11 am »
how funny.

dropped kerb with no stripes

no parking lines up to just before junction of calder

result-

cars now will have to park legally opposite the junction and on brow of hill.

crossing road still as dangerous.

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #128 on: September 10, 2012, 07:41:38 am »
A forum user has messaged me about setting up a poll about whether there should be a pedestrian crossing in Brookmans Park village.

A poll already exists. Please go to the top of this page to find it.  I have also merged a couple of threads on this issue along with some contributions from Helen, saffie,  sasquartch, Bob Horrocks and BrookyP from the Brookmans Park village road closure thread to this because they are about the crossing.

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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #129 on: September 10, 2012, 08:25:00 am »
A reminder that if you have already voted in the poll - at the top of this page - about whether there should be a pedestrian crossing in the village, you will not be able to vote again. It's restricted to one vote per registered user. 

The poll was set up on 4 February 2004, and the thread has been viewed more than 13,000 times, with 45 members voting at the time of writing resulting in 76.6% (36) in favour of a crossing with 23.4% (11) against.
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Re: Does Brookmans Park need a pedestrian crossing? - Poll
« Reply #130 on: September 11, 2012, 08:16:10 am »
Now that RMP has started a new thread and poll about whether the crossing point in Brookmans Park village should be upgraded, I am locking this thread and poll so that we can keep all discussions in one place. I am putting a link to this archived thread on the new thread and poll for people wanting background and context.
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