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Stop Belisha Beacons flashing and therefore make the pedestrian crossings affordable

Comment 27th July 2010

Flashing beacons make the installation of pedestrian crossings prohibitively expensive. The flash is not noticed in daylight. At night there are street lights. Other countries, such as Scandinavia, simply have a sign and the white lines on the road, much simpler and cheaper and work just as well.

Why does this matter?

It costs £40,000 to install a pedestrian crossing, consequently villages such as mine can’t have one. Surely a post, possibly painted with luminous paint, and white lines on the road is sufficient and would cost a fraction of the current cost. Currently installed flashing beacons could be disconnected to save on energy costs.

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