Road Safety around Schools – Prospect Vale Primary School

Closed 22 Nov 2022

Opened 4 Nov 2022


The Council’s overall strategic transport ambition is to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school, both 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 local Members.

To reduce the impact of inconsiderate parking and to highlight to passing vehicles there are children in the area, the following improvements have been identified surrounding Prospect Vale Primary School (enclosed plan 0305/63/PV/001):

  • Review and upgrade of the school warning signage;
  • Installation of two pencil bollards on either side of Prospect Vale at the junction with Brown Lane to highlight that there will be children crossing in the area.
  • Provision of two additional 20mph roundel markings on Brown Lane to reinforce the speed limit;
  • Repainting of an access protection marking on Brandon Avenue;
  • Introduction of No Waiting at Any Time restrictions (double yellow lines) and No Loading restrictions (Monday to Friday 8:00-9:00am and 2:30-3:30pm) at the junctions of Brown Lane/ Brandon Avenue / Lytham Road and Brown Lane / Peakdale Avenue / Rose Vale to keep these junctions clear of parked vehicles, protecting intervisibility between pedestrians and motorists whilst also ensuring vehicles can negotiate the junctions safely; and
  • Introduction of No Loading restrictions (Monday to Friday 8:00-9:00am and 2:30-3:30pm) at the junction of Brown Lane / Prospect Vale / Meadows Road and on the Brandon Avenue bend opposite the school entrance to reinforce the existing double yellow line markings.

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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 Tuesday 22nd November 2022.



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