Residents on London Street, Pocklington have contacted me to raise safety concerns with regards vehicles mounting the footpath. There is great concern for the safety for young children using the footpath walking to and from school.
Although the addition of reflective strips have modestly improved safety at night vehicles are regularly mounting the kerb. Indeed this afternoon, while monitoring the situation for just five minutes, I witnessed two vehicles mounted the kerb.
The reason for this is that the kerb stones, for a length of approximately 25 kerb stones, are level with the footpath and road. As a result vehicles mount the footpath with ease. This often happens due to the width of the road and vehicles needing to give way.
To improve safety I have requested ERYC to lift the kerb stones to the required height at the earliest opportunity.