Outcome of themed pedestrian crossings public consultation


The outcome of a public consultation on introducing themed pedestrian crossings in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead was announced this week, with the majority of respondents against the idea.

82% of people who responded to the month-long online consultation said they didn’t want to see a themed crossing in the Royal Borough.

Councillor Gerry Clark, lead member for highways and infrastructure, says: “We are always keen to celebrate what’s best about the borough, whether that be our heritage, our communities, our volunteers, our charities or unsung heroes. 

“Having seen how other local authorities have successfully installed Pride crossings or painted thank you signs on their roads during the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to give Royal Borough residents the opportunity to have their say on whether to do something similar within our communities. 

“It is important that local people have a say in what happens in their borough so we asked for residents’ feedback on the idea. I'd like to thank everyone who responded to survey and shared their views, the majority of you were against the idea so we’ve listened to your feedback and we won’t be proceeding with themed crossings.

“We remain committed to celebrating the uniqueness of the Royal Borough and the wonderful people who live and work here and will continue to seek out new ways to do so in the future.”