CAMPAIGNERS have gathered more than 300 signatures in their fight to get a new crossing on a busy Huddersfield street.
Residents in and around Trinity Street, between the town centre and Marsh, handed a petition to councillors to urge them to install a crossing.
Clr Mehboob Khan claimed the road had a daily rate of 60,000 car journeys using it.
The petition was organised by Highfields Community Residents Association .
Secretary of the group Beryl Robinson said people in the area were determined to get a crossing.
The 75-year-old added: "I have three grandsons and when they were younger trying to cross was just scary.
"I would like a crossing near Gledholt Roundabout, somewhere in the vicinity of Mountjoy Road and Cedar Street.
"When we spoke to people when we were getting signatures, they had strong views on the need for a crossing.
"We are determined to get one."
One of the signatories is MS sufferer Heather Lawson.
Mrs Lawson, 56, lives at Mountjoy Road and uses a mobility scooter to get around.
She said the crossing would make her life and the lives of others much easier.
She added: "The crossing would enable me to get on to the other side of Trinity Street a lot easier so I can use the pedestrian crossing on the way up to Marsh to get to the doctors, chemist and go shopping."
Clr Khan, who accepted the petition with colleague Clr Mohan Sokhal, said: "There are a lot of elderly people in that area and there is no way to get across. There is a heavy flow of traffic all day and all evening.
"Local people feel strongly about this as you can tell with the number of names on the petition."
Clr Khan said he hoped the proposals for a crossing would go before Kirklees Council as early as January.