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Bugle crossing campaign is gathering pace

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: August 03, 2012

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AN END could be in sight for parents campaigning for a safe pedestrian crossing on Bugle's busiest road.

Marcus Heartford and mother of four Miranda Knight, who both live in Bugle, spearheaded the pedestrian crossing campaign.

The father of two, and Mrs Knight, are calling for a four-way pedestrian crossing and calming measures to be installed at the five-way crossing, which includes the A391.

They launched the petition after a schoolboy was knocked off his scooter at the spot last month and have decided to call on Cornwall Council to take action before someone is killed.

Hundreds of people from the village have already signed a petition in support of their call. Cornwall councillor Jackie Bull is also backing their plea.

Yesterday, the trio were expected to meet the authority's Highways department to discuss the options available.

Mr Heartford said: "I have not met a single person who doesn't want something to be done. It feels like the whole village is behind this."

Copies of the petition are at the school, the Spar shop, hairdressers Karen Kuts, Bugle Working Men's Club, Manfoon Chinese takeaway and the Bugle Inn, or can be signed online at www.freepetition.co.uk/cornwall/petition/bugletrafficactiongroup

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  • PaulStA  |  October 21 2012, 11:19AM

    Unfortunately a crossing isn't the way forward. The traffic will back up for miles. I've not once felt concerned about crossing the road, and it is easy enough to tell which lights are changing. Mornings are already an issue with the school crossing. The increased "static" traffic will increase pollution levels within the village. I can understand the frustration & concerns of the parents/guardians of the child who was involved in the traffic incident, but when going through the village, the number of children on scooters & cycles who just ignore the traffic & carry on anyway is astounding. Sorry parents, but you're not in control of the children if they are so far ahead of you (whether on scooters/bicycles or walking) & if they don't have traffic sense, they should be closer to you. Personally, I have more of an issue with adult cyclists zooming up & down the pavements often with no lights, bell or other warning. Check the highway code people & use the roads - that's where you should be!