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Sign of the cross


Stephen Russell's letter (NCE 26 September) about attitudes to pedestrian safety struck a chord with me.

In urban areas, whenever road works take place, signs are erected to warn motorists of works, lane closures and diversions. These signs are placed either on the footpath where they form an obstruction to pedestrians, wheelchairs and push chairs, or at the edge of the carriageway where they form an obstruction to cyclists.

Not much of an incentive to walk or cycle!

Since almost all urban roads are equipped with lamp posts, is there any reason why signs cannot be fitted to these, to keep the out of the way of pedestrians and cyclists?

Chris Polack, CEng MICE, 25 Wigginton Road, York.

Y031 8NJ.

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