Rosemary Read, Secretary, Hitchin Forum

Hitchin is another town which suffers from street clutter: speed humps, pictures on roads, flashing lights, traffic lights which are phased so that even able-bodied pedestrians have trouble crossing before the lights change, so how the elderly and disabled are supposed to manage is anyone’s guess.  

A recent visit to Bury St. Edmunds revealed that it is perfectly possible for a town centre to be both attractive and safe.  No bumps, signs, paint or lights, just attractive paving and good all-round vision, making it both easy and pleasant for drivers to be aware of their surroundings, other road users and pedestrians.

October 2010