I’ve just been to the one-day consultation at Faversham Library for the proposed A2/A251 junction works.
I was told:
1. The scheme has been designed to balance the needs of road users.
2. There are no pedestrian or cycling facilities because there is no budget for them. The budget for pedestrians and cyclists is a separate budget.
This isn’t acceptable. This isn’t a balanced response. How could it be when it only serves the needs of road vehicles? When it doesn’t serve the needs of vulnerable road users?
And it gets worse.
3. The junction designer isn’t aware of any pedestrian crossing demand across The Mall.
I suggested he might like to visit one morning and see the large numbers of schoolchildren who have to run between moving traffic to cross The Mall.
Incredible. Inadequate. Irresponsible.