Road Safety around Schools – St Matthew's C of E Primary School

Closed 24 Jan 2022

Opened 5 Jan 2022

Overview

The Council’s overall strategic transport ambition is to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school 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 remind drivers of the 20mph speed limit within the area, the following improvements have been identified surrounding St Matthew’s C of E Primary School:

  • Review and upgrade of school warning signage;
  • Provision of pencil bollards adjacent to the school pedestrian entrances on York Street and Bulkeley Street to highlight that children will be in the area;
  • Installation of 20mph repeater signs on York Street and Bulkeley Street to reinforce the 20mph speed limit;
  • Provision of 20mph on-carriageway roundels on Bulkeley Street to reinforce the 20mph speed limit;
  • Revocation of the existing No Waiting at Times Shown (8am – 5pm) restrictions on the north-eastern side of Lucy Street and replacement with No Stopping Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm on School Keep Clear Markings restrictions;
  • Existing ‘School Keep Clear’ markings on York Street and Bulkeley Street to be re-lined;
  • Introduction of ‘No Loading at Times Shown’ restrictions (8:30am – 9:30am and 2:30-4pm) on Bowdon Street to support the existing ‘No Waiting at Times Shown’ restrictions which cover the same time periods;
  • Installation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the junction of Bowdon Street / Bulkeley Street to aid pedestrians to cross and gain access to the primary school;
  • Proposed No Waiting at Any Time restrictions (double yellow lines) at the junction of Lucy Street / Bulkeley Road. This is to keep the junctions clear of parked vehicles, protecting intervisibility between pedestrians and motorists whilst also ensuring vehicles can negotiate the junction safely; and
  • Installation of a dropped kerb on Bowdon Street.

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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 yo make on the proposal by completing the online survey by Monday 24th January 2022.

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