Road Safety Around Schools - Didsbury Road Primary School

Closes 29 Jan 2021

Opened 11 Jan 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 Traffic Services Team have been working to tackle key concerns which have been raised by schools, residents and local Members. Site investigations have been undertaken to review the operation outside each school and the surrounding roads.

Following the responses received to the consultation exercise undertaken in March 2020 officers have taken on board comments received form residents of Highfield Park. Concerns were raised about parked vehicles making access to the full length of Highfield Park with access for emergency vehicles being of particular concern.

There are 3 plans showing options of Traffic Regulation Orders which could be introduced on Highfield Park in order to address the issues raised.

  • Option A: No change from the proposals previously consulted on. Introduction of No Loading/unloading at any time on the existing lengths of double yellow lines at the junction of Didsbury Road with Highfield Park. Extend double yellow lines and introduce no loading at any time down the eastern side of Highfield Park for the length indicated and introduce no waiting and no loading/unloading Monday to Friday 8-9.30am & 2.30-4pm on the western side of Highfield Park on the length indicated.
  • This would keep area around the junction clear of parked vehicles at peak times improving visibility for both pedestrians and vehicle at the junction.
  • Option B: Introduction of No Loading/unloading at any time on the existing lengths of double yellow lines at the junction of Didsbury Road with Highfield Park. Extend double yellow lines down the eastern side of Highfield Park all the way down to the turning head.
  • This would ensure that the eastern side of Highfield Park is kept clear of parked vehicles at all times along the entire length improving access as well as keeping the junction clear as outlined in option A.
  • Option C: Introduction of No Loading/unloading at any time on the existing lengths of double yellow lines at the junction of Didsbury Road with Highfield Park. Introduction of No Waiting on Mondays to Fridays between the times of 8:00 – 9:30am and 2:30 – 4:00pm.
  • This would ensure that the eastern side of Highfield Park is kept clear of parked vehicles at peak school times along the entire length improving access as well as keeping the junction clear as outlined in option A.

Your feedback is valued and appreciated and we welcome your involvement in the process. We regret that we will be unable to reply to all individuals but 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 amendments to the existing measures.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at: craig.peet@stockport.gov.uk or call 0161 474 4813 to leave a voicemail message and a member of the team will return your call to discuss.

 

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