‘Idiot’ drivers are putting Leith Walk pedestrians at risk, according to feedback received by Greener Leith.
A regular Leith Walk user, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been in touch to express concerns over the number of ‘drivers who aren’t stopping for pedestrians at the Zebra crossings on Leith Walk, especially the one near the Dalmeny Street junction.
They said: “I’ve been increasingly annoyed and frustrated in the weeks since the new pedestrian crossings have become operational, particularly that at the end of Dalmeny Street.
“Because there are no lights here, more often than not traffic does not stop – even if you are halfway across the road! Buses, motorbikes, vans, cars, anything goes.
“I’ve witnessed this happening to other people too and I just wanted to know if there’s any action that can be taken about it as a pedestrian to ensure I don’t get run over just because some idiots can’t obey the rules of the road?”
This is a potentially serious problem, and we’d be interested to know if other Leith Walk locals have had similar experiences.
One obvious measure that the council could take to help make the street safer for pedestrians is to drop the speed limit to 20mph as soon as possible.
However, we’d be interested to hear your other ideas for making the crossings safer. Should they be signalised like they were before? Let us know in the comments.
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