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Call for new pedestrian crossing on Carlisle's Castle Way

Carlisle's Castle Way could see a pedestrian crossing created outside Tullie House, in addition to the Irishgate footbridge and Millennium underpass.

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Apologies if I am wrong.....

Weren't barriers put up along Castle Way many years to separate the two carriageways to STOP pedestrians crossing over the dual carriageway because it was such a dangerous road (was it not soon after a pedestrian got knocked down by a Police car??? Sorry memory fading her...)

If I recall it then became "an offence" to climb over the barriers to cross the road ? (At least that was what was threatened at the time!)

(Since Sainsbury's reorganised that whole stretch of the road.. the barriers have disapeared - which now gives the impression it is safe to just walk across anywhere!)

The speed limits along that road have not changed - so how is it that it can be considered "safe" to put in a crossing - especially at the stretch where it gives the impression it is okay to speed up because there is no houses etc.

Can I suggest Elsie and Mr Henry do like the Street Pastors do - and go down into the underpass during the hours of darkness and help to escort pedestrians along the dimly lit underpass - that their council built in the first place (and we all said at the time it was a dismal place and nobody would use it.....)

Posted by Carlisle resident on 18 January 2013 at 15:26

The ultimate in sheer stupidity showing a complete lack of understanding of the basics of traffic flow on a commuter route. Nothing less than sinking Castle Way below ground level and making a proper pedestrian precinct would be acceptable to join the castle to the city again.

Posted by D M Faulder on 20 November 2012 at 22:25

Paul said 'I travel around the country extensively and have never come across a pedestrian crossing on a dual carriageway similar to Castle Way. Spend the money getting the lift on the footbridge to work and keep it working! ' - Paul, your extensive travels must never have included Newcastle Upon Tyne (St James' Boulevard), Nottingham (Maid Marion Way); Liverpool (Strand Road) to name but a few. It is a 30mph hour road, not a motorway. Elsie's suggestion would be received with support anywhere but Carlisle! (And maybe Los Angeles, as I believe they have a similar attitude to pedestrians there too.

Posted by Joanne on 5 November 2012 at 10:46

If the powers that be are serious about showcasing the City of Carlisle to tourists?Spend the money on cleaning up the dog mess that litters the streets of Carlisle.A few extra wardens on foot who are proactive in catching owners who allow their dogs to foul our streets at will.Dog mess in Carlisle is the main topic of conversation on most tourist review websites!

Posted by A Blenkinsop on 3 November 2012 at 09:26

What a waste of money that will add further disruption to the flow of traffic that's occuring since Sainsbury's traffic lights starting operating. There's a newly mended bridge and the underpass for pedestrians . . . and yes, it is feasible to rely on these - I used the lift last month with a pram!!!

Posted by LW on 2 November 2012 at 18:43

Let's not forget it was Cllr. Martlew's crew who created said Millenium Bridge - and lost office because of it. Now they are back - and the barmy ideas are back too. How many city folk actually go the Castle on a regular basis?, there isn't even the records office to go to anymore.

Most people in their domestic finances find ways to not spend money, to do with what they have, even if it is not ideal. Labour do not get this, they just want to spend, spend, spend.

They almost broke the back of this country with ideas just like this - new schools for all one example. Not paid for with cash, but with debt.

I wish they would disappear - along with their silly ways to spend other peoples money once and for all.

Posted by Gerry on 30 October 2012 at 21:33

This is a waste of time and money which could be better used else where, especially with the recession! If your desperate to spend our money, put it towards cleaning and brightening up the underpass so it is better to use.

Posted by Ross Olney on 30 October 2012 at 13:57

How many pedestrian crossings does one road need? Use your legs!

Posted by someone on 29 October 2012 at 16:20

please cast your mind back to when the young student was killed on castle way in an accident with a police car, the aftermath of which was that it was made ILLEGAL to cross castle way from the globe to hardwicke circus, THERE are signs in place on castle way, so is ms martlew wanting to revoke the byelaw??another expensive procedure,plus a crossing would take the crossing points on castle way to 5 in 300 metres, 2 crossings 2 underpassses and 1 bridge , how many does the area need?

Posted by shaggy on 29 October 2012 at 13:53

did there not used to be an underpass???

Posted by albert on 29 October 2012 at 10:44

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