Urgent call for road safety measures near Colston’s Primary

April 29 2018
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Parents of Colston’s Primary have set up a petition calling on Bristol City Council to take immediate action to reduce safety hazards on Redland Road on the section between Cotham Brow and Zetland Road.

Concerns have been raised about the safety of children walking to and from the school’s Elmgrove site, set up three years ago. 

Head Teacher Alex Bell said: “The road is becoming increasingly dangerous in the mornings and at the end of the day. There is rush hour traffic and people are going at speed, getting stuck in traffic and coming up Elmgrove Road far too fast where children are crossing. 

“We have nearly 600 children here and at our site nearby. One thing that would really help is a better traffic management system to make it safer for pedestrians to access this area - a zebra or pelican crossing or making it one way.”

The petition is open for signatures until 13 May and can be found at https://democracy.bristol.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=7