Road Safety around Schools – Cale Green Primary School

Closed 1 Oct 2021

Opened 13 Sep 2021

Overview

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 Cale Green Primary School:

  • Review and upgrade of existing school warning signage along Lowfield Road and Shaw Heath;
  • Installation of dropped kerbs and tactile paving on Green Street to aid pedestrians to cross and gain access to the primary school;
  • Revocation of ’School Keep Clear’ restrictions and replacement with ‘No Waiting’ at times shown (8am – 5pm) restrictions on Shaw Road South to avoid confusion and enable enforcement;
  • Introduction of ‘No Loading’ restrictions for times shown (07:30am – 10am and 3-7pm) on Shaw Heath to protect the school crossing; and
  • Relocation of one of the existing ‘20 Zone’ signs to improve visibility from Lowfield 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 Friday 1st October 2021.