OVER the weekend I visited Newport Retail Park, at Spytty, and witnessed again some near- misses as pedestrians tried to cross the busy road between Tesco and their car park, and the shops like Marks and Spencer opposite.

If there was ever a need for a dedicated pedestrian crossing facility, this is it.

I understood that the council has been considering for months adopting the road, but requires the developer to provide such a crossing first.

When you consider the council spent more than £50,000 on the SDR, to provide a pedestrian crossing to allow a few people to cross from Maesglas to the council’s recycling facility, (the tip) I would have thought this was a priority requiring urgent attention by officers.

Steve Delahaye Bassaleg Road Newport