After visiting the site where Pathushan Sutharsan was killed two years ago the MP for Horsham Jeremy Quin says he “remains concerned” and is sceptical that a Pegasus crossing would be the solution: “I am not certain it would actually represent the best value for money option – and is not the safest option available.”
WSCC commissioned a feasibility study into the options to make the crossing safe and stated that a bridge was their “preferred option” but – citing cost as an issue – they are currently investigating the cheaper Pegasus option. However, Mr Quin has asked WSCC to think again: “My strong preference is for a bridge and I believe a swift analysis of the Pegasus option would be likely to highlight its practical difficulties and additional costs.”
“While a Pegasus Crossing is in theory the cheaper option I struggle to see (clearly as a complete layman) how it would work given the contours of the road. It would also require street lighting and for this an electricity supply.”
Join us on Saturday 23rd July for a memorial to mark two years since Pathushan’s death.