Road Safety around Schools – St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Closed 1 Oct 2021

Opened 13 Sep 2021

Feedback updated 23 Feb 2022

We asked

We asked for your views on the potential implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving; road markings and new school warning signs to support the Council’s overall strategic ambition to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school.

You said

A total of 8 responses were received with 75% of respondents supporting the proposals; 1 respondent was against the proposals. The resident who disagreed with the proposals advised that cars park on the school zig-zag markings and across driveways, not in the location of the proposed works.

We did

The proposals were approved at the Central Stockport Area Committee on 21st October 2021.  A request will also be made for additional enforcement visits with the camera car following the introduction of the new measures.

The full report can be viewed on the Council’s Democracy Web pages here (Item 10): https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=148&MId=27520&Ver=4

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 St Ambrose Catholic Primary School:

  • An upgrade of the school warning signage on Adswood Road including provision of ‘School 20 When Lights Show’ signage to encourage vehicles to slow down at school times;
  • Provision of ‘SLOW’ road markings on Adswood Road;
  • Provision of a new school warning sign on Roslyn Road;
  • Provision of dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the vehicular entrance to the school on Rostrevor Road to assist pedestrians; and
  • Provision of hatching at the junction of Roslyn Road and Rostrevor Road to encourage vehicles to slow down when turning left from Roslyn 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 this survey by Friday 1st October 2021.