Alex Easton MLA has today called for a Pedestrian crossing and road calming measures for the Belfast Road after yet another car accident.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am deeply upset to hear about the latest accident on the Belfast Road. What frustrates me about this whole affair is that I have repeatedly called on the Department of infrastructure NI to provide a Pedestrian crossing on the Belfast Road to give pedestrians a place of safety to cross, and it was agreed that two pedestrian safety islands would be built in 2019, once again the Department of Infrastructure has failed the residents living along the Belfast Road. The Belfast Road is clearly not a safe place to cross with many residents crossing the road to walk into Bangor or to use the local garage and shops.”

“The Belfast road is probably one of the busiest roads we have in Bangor especially with traffic leaving and coming into Bangor. This accident could have potentially been prevented if the Department of Infrastructure had have listened to calls for a pedestrian crossing or even a pedestrian safety Islands some time ago and taken action to put some sort of road calming measures in place to slow the traffic. I have written to the Department of infrastructure about the issue to see what they plan to do about this situation, how many accidents and worse do we have to see for them to take action.”