Council say ‘no’ to group’s improved road safety ideas

MEMBERS of Todmorden Accident Prevention Council (TAPC) have spoken of their disappointment after their request to get the kerb at ‘one of the most dangerous crossing points in the town’ fell on deaf ears.

Calderdale Council also said that installing hatch markings at the approach to the controversial crossing point on Burnley Road would “encourage pedestrians when crossing to stand in the live carriageway on the lines”.

A spokesperson for TAPC said: “Members were again extremely disappointed at the response to their request as this crossing is considered to be one of the most dangerous crossing points in Todmorden where pedestrians take their life into their hands every time they cross.”

In 2006 a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle turning right from Rochdale Road at the site.