Funds confirmed for new Cranbrook Road crossing

November 26 2019

Funds confirmed for new Cranbrook Road crossing

Road safety funding has been confirmed for a road crossing on Cranbrook Road.
As reported previously in the Bishopston Voice, many local people are desperate for a road crossing on Cranbrook Road so that children can safely walk to school from Cairns Rd to Harcourt Hill.
Redland councillors, Fi Hance and Martin Fodor have succeeded in getting an agreement for funding to develop and install a crossing.  This will be paid for from the next allocation of local project money from developers (called CIL – community infrastructure levy).
A previous budget promise in principle meant a Highways officer was persuaded to visit the site, and came up with a range of options for the situation.
Councillors met to discuss funding on November 12 and agreed to make Cranbrook Road a priority.  Martin  Fodor said: “We’re delighted that years of campaigning by residents and ourselves have finally paid off.”
 Fi Hance added:  “We know the formal scheme will take time even though it’s now approved and so we’re working with residents in the meantime to help their plan to use creative road markings and planters to improve safety right now. There’s some great guidance from Living Streets about how to make changes to our streets so they become safer and more livable.”