Road Safety around Schools – Bredbury Green Primary School

Closed 7 Jan 2022

Opened 9 Dec 2021

Feedback updated 28 Mar 2022

We asked

We asked for your views on the potential implementation of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; implementation of bollards and dropped kerbs with tactile paving; access protection markings and new school warning signs as part of a Road Safety around Schools scheme to support the Council’s overall strategic ambition to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school.

You said

A total of 18 responses were received with 71% of respondents supporting the proposals. Four local residents advised that they experience drivers parking across their driveways at school times.

We did

In response to the feedback received access protection markings are proposed at an additional two properties (the other two properties that reported cars parking across the driveway have existing access protection markings).

The proposed scheme was approved at the Werneth Area Committee on the 7th March 2022. The TROs are expected to be advertised in spring/summer 2022.

The full report can be viewed on the Council’s Democracy web pages here (Item 9): https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=135&MId=27481&Ver=4

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 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 Bredbury Green Primary School:

  • Review and upgrade of the existing school warning signs along Bredbury Green;
  • Relocation of the existing school warning sign at the eastern end of Clapgate to improve visibility;
  • Proposed No Waiting at Any Time restrictions at the two junctions of Clapgate / Catherine Road and at the junction of Catherine Road / Roger Close. This is to keep these junctions clear of parked vehicles, protecting intervisibility between pedestrians and motorists whilst also ensuring vehicles can negotiate the junctions safely;
  • Proposed No Waiting at Times Shown and No Loading at Times Shown (08:15-09:15am and 2:45-3:45pm Monday to Friday) restrictions on the southern side of Clapgate to improve the flow of traffic along the road;
  • Installation of dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the school entrance; and
  • Provision of access protection markings at an additional property with dropped kerbs on Clapgate to highlight a driveway to be 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. Your feedback is valued and appreciated and we welcome your involvement in the process. We will collate, analyse and consider all responses received and the feedback from the consultation will be used as part of the decision making process prior to the implementation of any measures.

Please include any comments you may wish to make on the proposal by completing this survey by Friday 7th January 2022.

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