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Know your Puffin from your Pelican?  Many GPG members are worried about how the proposed puffin crossings in Windsor Road will impact on pedestrians & potentially speed up traffic.  We have raised this with the Vale Council and written to the Penarth Times.

GPG is working to make Penarth an even better place in which to walk, cycle, shop and use local facilities.  We are asking for more local discussion about these matters before decisions are taken.  Let us know what you think.    Leave a comment below or email: info@gpgpenarth.org.uk

Know your Puffin from your Pelican?  Many GPG members are worried about how the proposed puffin crossings in Windsor Road will impact on pedestrians & potentially speed up traffic.  We have raised this with the Vale Council and written to the Penarth Times.  GPG is working to make Penarth an even better place in which to walk, cycle, shop and use local facilities.  We are asking for more local discussion about these matters before decisions are taken.  Let us know what you think.

3 Responses

  1. What’s the evidence on how these kinds of crossings affect traffic speeds? An improved flow of traffic is probably good for Penarth, but it needs to be safe for pedestrians and make sure our town centre isn’t just a thoroughfare. Is the proposal for both zebras to become puffins? Would they be linked in any way ie would traffic have to stop at one or the other, or both pedestrian sequences at the same time.

  2. Whilst I fully support the core objectives of GPG, I feel that the issue of road crossings is really very peripheral to the stated aims of the organisation. I quite accept that there are likely to be differing views on this issue but I feel that to engage GPG in this type of issue runs the risk of diluting the central message about sustainability and lead to confusion about what GPG is trying to achieve.

    • Hi Chris, I’m Tricia, chair of GPG. It’s good to have some feedback . The issue about pedestrian crossings is about people who walk – and there is nothing more sustainable than walking. GPG is keen to get people to use cars less and walk & cycle more, so maybe the issue about crossings is closer to our key aims than it looksat first sight. We certainly don’t want to confuse people about our central message and I have taken your point on board. Why don’t you come to our next meeting and join the debate! The date will be posted shortly – we’re a lively group & the more people who get involved the more focused we shall be!

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