Saturday 23 May 2009

Elderly pedestrians can wait

PENSIONERS are upset that a crossing on Weymouth’s busy Dorchester Road will be delayed. Elderly residents have to dodge speeding traffic as they go about their everyday tasks, like catching the bus or going to the shops.

After months of delay, the pensioners were celebrating the news that a new puffin crossing – a sensor-activated crossing with traffic lights – was due to be installed near the police station on June 22. But their delight has turned to dismay when they discovered that it is being delayed for another four months.