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The walking facilities around Shield Avenue in Swalwell are awful, especially for those walking or cycling down from residential areas to Metrocentre. The pavement on the west side where Clavering Road joins Market Lane is ridiculously narrow (no social distancing there!) and partially blocked by a sign pole. People therefore walk up and down Shield Avenue but the north end of it (where it's a just a path) gets muddy. More importantly, you then have to walk over a grassy hump to the roundabout at the junction of Market Lane and Hollinside Way, where there is no footpath on the south side, even though there is a potentially useful island on the eastern approach. Those who are walking along the south side of Market Lane are in danger of being run over by traffic exiting Clavering Road, even though there is a large central island, due to the blind turn. The island is paved in the wrong parts, encouraging people to cross on the blind part of the junction. The death or injury of a pedestrian is inevitable here unless improvements are made.

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