Road Safety around Schools – Outwood 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 Outwood Primary School:

  • Replacement of the school warning signage on Outwood Road;
  • Provision of two pencil bollards on the northern side of Outwood Road to highlight the pedestrian entrance to the school;
  • 20mph repeater signs along Outwood Road to remind drivers of the speed limit;
  • Amendment of the ‘No Waiting at Times Shown’ from 8:30-9:00am and 3:15-4:30pm Monday to Friday to 8:00-9:30am and 2:30-4:00pm Monday to Friday;
  • Introduce ‘No Loading at Times Shown’ on Outwood Road to align with the ‘No Waiting at Times Shown’ restrictions;
  • Introduction of ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions at the junctions of Outwood Road with Gloucester Road and Viscount Drive to support Rule 243 of the Highway Code which prohibits parking within 10m of a junction;
  • Access protection markings for dwellings with dropped kerb driveways onto Outwood Road;
  • Provision of dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the vehicular access to the school; and
  • Re-lining of the School Keep Clear markings.

Please view the plan here:

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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 Friday 1st October 2021.