COUNCILLORS say a £20,000 pedestrian crossing will stop people travelling into Huddersfield town centre just to avoid crossing the street.
The new zebra crossing, outside the Grove pub on Long Lane in Dalton, was installed after pleas from nearby residents.
Clr Roger Battye said: “It used to be so bad people were catching the bus to town to go shopping rather than crossing the road to the local shops.
“We collected over 300 signatures for a petition to have it put in.”
Clr Rochelle Parchment added: “It’s near a number of old folks’ bungalows and the residents didn’t like crossing the road before because it got so busy.
“It could be especially bad after school when children were trying to use the road.
“The crossing will make everyone’s lives a lot easier.”