Road Safety around Schools – Hursthead Infant & Junior Schools

Closed 1 Aug 2022

Opened 12 Jul 2022

Overview

The Council’s overall strategic transport ambition is to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school to reduce congestion on roads, improve local air quality, and improve health outcomes. In order for this to be achieved, it is important that walking or cycling to school is a safe option for children and their families. To support this ambition, the Feasibility and Road Safety Team have been working to tackle key concerns which have been raised by schools and ward councillors.

To reduce the impact of inconsiderate parking and to highlight to passing vehicles there are likely to be children crossing in the area, the following improvements have been identified surrounding Hursthead Infant & Junior Schools:

  • Provision of dropped kerbs, with tactile paving, on Fountains Road to create two uncontrolled crossings points to aid pedestrians to cross and gain access to the schools;

  • Provision of tactile paving at the school vehicular access on Kirkstead Road to assist pedestrians;

  • Review and upgrade of the school warning signage within the area, including provision of ‘School 20 When Lights Show’ signage on Ack Lane West to encourage vehicles to slow down at school times;

  • Proposed No Waiting and No Loading restrictions (Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15am and 2:45-3:45pm) on the inside bend of Kirkstead Road to support the existing on-street single yellow line; and

  • Re-painting of the existing double yellow lines at the junction of Sawley Drive / Kirkstead Road to ensure that the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing is kept clear of parked vehicles.

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Please could you spend a few minutes to consider the issues and let us have your feedback on the proposals. Please include any comments you may wish to make on the proposal by completing the online survey by Monday 1st August 2022.

Interests

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