The dangers pedestrians face on the existing bridge

The reason our project has got off the ground with strong community support is that the existing Bathampton canal bridge was built for the horse and cart, but now tries to accommodate cars and lorries passing each other, as well as pedestrians and children on bikes/scooters who have to mingle with the traffic in the absence of a pavement. The fact that so many cars use the Toll Bridge to avoid Bath traffic means that we have many more cars on this route than might otherwise be expected.

Why not cross the road to the pavement side? This is dangerous for two reasons – firstly it means crossing on a blind bridge and secondly cars still regularly mount the pavement to avoid other cars that they meet head on…

Here are some photos taken last term

 

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