Next step for Cranbrook Road crossing

November 01 2016

Parents campaigning for an extra crossing on Cranbrook Road have been busy collecting signatures for an online petition from residents in Redland and Westbury Park.

CRANBROOK

Parents campaigning for an extra crossing on Cranbrook Road have been busy collecting signatures for an online petition from residents in Redland and Westbury Park.  

Local parents are concerned that the long stretch of Cranbrook Road, which many children cross on their way to school, lacks a suitable safe crossing point mid-way. Following an incident where a primary school pupil was hit by a car at the junction of Harcourt Hill and Cairns Road, and reports of near misses on the road, pupils and parents are keen that road safety measures are put in place.

Clare Freshwater Turner, is one of the parents who helped initiate the campaign and has been busy promoting it, most recently at the Neighbourhood Partnership Community Fair in September. 

Clare said: “I have closed the petition and we have 387 signatures, so just shy of 400! We have had lots of interest and public support for our campaign. 

“We now have a black box with black lines across the road measuring car speeds and quantity and I will be speaking at the full council meeting on the November 8. And we may have another more fun activity planned - watch this space!”

Redland councillors, Martin Fodor and Fi Hance, support the need for a safe crossing and have pressed for action. Once the traffic volume and speed has been assessed by a data logger, officers will draw up some options for consideration.