LETTER : Signs on the footway

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The Independent Online
Sir: With reference to "Motorists driven round bend by poor road signs" (16 December), I hope readers noticed where the "poor signs" in the photograph were. Every single one was on a pole in the pavement.

Pedestrians have to put up not only with filthy, exhaust-polluted air, inconveniently placed, time-wasting "pedestrian crossings", and the noise and lights of constant traffic. We are also forced to share our footways with increasing numbers of signs dedicated to easing life for drivers. When will authorities stop regarding the car as king of the public highway, and give walking due recognition as the most widely used and least polluting form of transport?

Councillor S D DHALL

Oxfordshire CC, Green Party)