Road Safety around Schools – High Lane Primary School

Closed 8 Nov 2021

Opened 18 Oct 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 High Lane Primary School:

  • Introduction of No Waiting At Times Shown (08:30-09:30am and 2:30-4pm) restrictions on Fairacres Road to improve the flow of traffic along Fairacres Road and prevent vehicles blocking the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing;
  • Installation of an uncontrolled crossing with dropped kerbs and tactile paving on Andrew Lane with associated pencil bollards to aid pedestrians to cross and gain access to the primary school;
  • Provision of dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the vehicular entrance to the school and at the junctions of Fairacres Road / Lynton Drive and Andrew Lane / Meadway;
  • A review and upgrade of the school warning signage along Andrew Lane; and
  • Provision of a new school warning sign on Fairacres 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. 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 the survey by Monday 8th November 2021.