Ely residents who live on the SOUTH side of Station Road and Forehill have no designated pedestrian crossing point to access the facilities of Ely city. Pedestrian access to Tesco and the station is at the island approaching the roundabout and we are at the mercy of polite drivers allowing us to cross. Admittedly we can then access the light controlled crossing at the entrance to Standings, but this is a long detour if we wish to cross to Broad Street, access riverside facilities, Jubilee Park or walk into town.Greater risks have now to be taken as the frequency of traffic has increased since the opening of the Sainsbury store.
Walking the length of Station Road, from the roundabout, up Backhill, into Barton Road, and up to the Cambridge Road there is not one official pedestrian crossing point from the South side of these roads other than the controlled point for the school children at the top of Backhill.
This issue fits neatly with the requirement to improve traffic safety at the Broad Street, Station Road, Gas Lane, Backhill crossroads so perhaps it would be better to consider a traffic light controlled junction?