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Public consultation could consider pedestrian guardrails following death of teenager

Public consultation could consider pedestrian guardrails following death of teenager
Pedestrian guardrails could be among the new features to be discussed by a pubic consultation, set up after the death of a teenager on the A690.

A bridlepath, split by the busy road, will come under review following the incident that took place earlier this year, reports thenorthernecho.co.uk.

Madeline Walker, mother of the 13-year-old victim Brandon, welcomed news from Durham County Council who set up a consultation, saying that she hopes a large number of people will respond.

Traffic manger at the council, Dave Wafer, told the news provider that the authority is "very keen to hear" views.

"We need to know if they want the path to stay, if they think the crossing could be made safer, or if they would be happy for it to close," he explained.

"We are also aware that this is a very difficult moment for Brandon's family, which is why we are only doing this will their knowledge and support."

Elsewhere, pedestrian guardrails could also feature in plans for Kendal after it announced it would be spending £300,000 on improvements in the area.

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Date: 03/08/2011 16:42:45

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