A pedestrian crossing that is not used

Reader points out a pedestrian crossing in Sharjah that cannot be used.

Image Credit: Vimala Benjamin DeSouza
Vimala Benjamin DeSouzaPedestrians’ plightA pedestrian crossing in Sharjah is difficult to use as the road has a lot offast-moving traffic and there are no traffic lights to stop the vehicles.
04 Gulf News

Recently, I was in the Al Yarmook area of Sharjah, trying to cross the road near a popular restaurant. There is a pedestrian crossing located in front of it. But when does one use this crossing?

Cars zoom by on either side of the road all the time. It would be an effective crossing if there was a traffic light before it to stop the oncoming motorists.

This is a very busy road with eateries on both sides and no pedestrian crossings anywhere else.

I request the authorities to look in to this matter and do the needful. I am eagerly waiting for a crossing we can easily use to safely cross the road!

 

The reader is a educator for children with special needs, based in Ajman.

 

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I request GN to take this issue with Sharjah Authority to install a push button signal. This is a very busy road(Street No 120) and people risk their life to cross this road.

Syed Fazeel

29 January 2013 12:31jump to comments

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