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.
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.