With shocking tolls, council’s cowardice is criminal | Letters

Reverend Marcus Williams: the pedestrian who was approached by two motorbikes while crossing The Arches in Glasgow In reference to Andrew Cushley’s recent article, “Is these balustrades just making driving more dangerous?” (New man…

With shocking tolls, council’s cowardice is criminal | Letters

Reverend Marcus Williams: the pedestrian who was approached by two motorbikes while crossing The Arches in Glasgow

In reference to Andrew Cushley’s recent article, “Is these balustrades just making driving more dangerous?” (New man in Wardens Complex doesn’t want to let drivers forget the damage they’ve done”, 12 January), I was one of many visitors to Glasgow who were stopped by a bike and motorbike rider as I crossed the Arches last weekend. This is not an isolated incident. The council has failed to provide the most basic infrastructure to make the pedestrian crossing easy, accessible and safe for the majority of the community who take a vigorous risk every time they step into that path.

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In these circumstances, hard luck and civic negligence has led to the appalling injuries of one person. As a local parish priest and administrator of St David’s church, I am desperate to see the pedestrians protected from the cycle lanes and the pedestrians protected from the cycle lanes. In particular, I would urge local councillor Gillian Martin, the deputy leader of the council, to intervene and stop people using this sidewalk!

Rev Marcus Williams

Glasgow

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