Architects of Southend’s seafront shared space are adamantly standing by the controversial scheme, despite pressure to make changes.In stark contrast to all the hundreds of other examples of kneejerk reactions made by councils over one incident, or even the remote possibility of an incident…
The Tory leaders of Southend Council say there will be no “kneejerk” reaction to last week’s accident in Marine Parade.
The Lib Dem opposition believe the crash is clear evidence of why the Tories should scrap the scheme.Could have? Yes. But didn’t.
But Tony Cox, councillor responsible for highways, said: “The accident was very unfortunate.
“Obviously, we wish the boy a speedy recovery, but we must avoid a kneejerk reaction.
“It seems very extreme to say a concept does not work simply because of an accident which, frankly, could have occurred on any street in the borough.”