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School Crossing Patrol on Cranston Road

We the undersigned petition the council to Continue providing a staffed School Crossing Patrol on Cranston Road, and actively investigate other measures to make this road safer for children and other pedestrians.

Cranston Road has high volumes of traffic, particularly at peak times and when children are travelling to and from several schools. Often vehicles are exceeding the 20mph limit on this long, straight residential road. A crossing patrol at school times is essential near the junction with Loxton Road, and further measures such as a proper controlled pedestrian crossing and enforcement of the 20mph speed limit would help to reduce the chance that a child will be killed or seriously injured on this road.

This ePetition ran from 09/01/2020 to 10/02/2020 and has now finished.

57 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The Council is currently reviewing the extent of the school crossing patrol service across the borough. Our goal is to identify ways to provide safe crossing facilities that are sustainable in the long-term, and which can provide benefits to the wider public by improving safety This process involves assessing each of the current crossing patrol locations in terms of the level of risk at each site (using nationally recognised criteria) and identifying the potential for introducing other alternative mitigating measures at that site. Potential mitigating measures range from formal signalised crossing facilities (which would provide a benefit to pedestrians throughout the day); School Street schemes; or retention of the SCP service at sites where no viable alternative can be found.

We are aware of the issue at Cranston Road. This has come about as the lollypop person that served that site has recently retired. We are hopeful that as part of the process set out above, we will be able to either relocate a patroller from another site, or introduce other long-term measures to improve safety on Cranston Road.