Road Safety around Schools – Woodley Primary School

Closed 31 Jan 2023

Opened 6 Jan 2023

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 Traffic Services 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 Woodley Primary School:

  • Introduction of a Traffic Regulation Order to support the existing School Keep Clear Markings to assist enforcement (to apply Monday to Friday 8.30am – 9.30am, 11.30am - 12.30pm, and 2.30pm - 3.30pm).
  • Introduction of School Keep Clear Markings on Clough Meadow on approach to the school entrance (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am, 11:30am – 12:30pm and 2.30pm - 3.30pm). North side only.

  • Introduction of No Waiting at Times Shown restrictions (Single Yellow Lines) with additional No Loading restrictions (to apply Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am and 2.30pm - 3.30pm), on the corners to school entrance at Savernake Road/Sherwood Road, on the southern side of Clough Meadow on approach to the school entrance, and continuing along the western side of Northdown Avenue. These restrictions are proposed to keep these stretches of carriageway clear of parked vehicles at school drop-off and pick-up times, improving safety for pedestrians who currently have to navigate cars parked on the pavement, and at times being forced to walk into the carriageway due to inconsiderate parking;

  • Introduction of No Waiting at Any Time restrictions (Double Yellow Lines) on the inside bend of Sherwood Road / Savernake Road opposite the school entrance, on the inside bend of Savernake Road / Charnwood Road and again on the inside bend of Clough Meadow / Northdown Avenue to aid visibility.

  • Provision of uncontrolled crossing points at the junctions of Needwood Road / Savernake Road and Northdown Avenue / Westfield Drive to aid pedestrians;

  • Introduction of No Waiting at Any time restrictions (Double Yellow Lines) at the junction of Needwood Road / Savernake Road, Northdown Avenue / Westfield Drive and Boundary Close / Clough Meadow  to keep the junctions clear of parked vehicles, protecting intervisibility between pedestrians and motorists whilst also ensuring vehicles can negotiate the junctions safely.

  • Replacement of the two existing School Warning Signs; and

  • Introduction of Access Protection Markings (H-bars) for a number of properties along Springbank Road.

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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 31st January 2023.

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  • Stockport Council Activities