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[Forum] Pear Tree Road raised crossing “utter waste of money”

Posted on Monday 20th February 2012 at 8:43 am by Moe (Forum)

Raised table zebra crossing under construction in Pear Tree Road

The raised zebra crossing is now finished, and what an utter waste of money.

I stood and watched for a few minutes on Friday 17th February and not one driver even slightly slowed down.

I’m sure we all knew it wouldn’t work (except the Council).

The real answer is a light controlled crossing, however, it is only normally used by pedestrians for about an hour in the mornings and the same in the afternoons, five days a week during school terms.

Photo: Construction of the (now completed) raised crossing in Pear Tree Road, Bradley Stoke.

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More consultation on Pear Tree Road raised zebra crossing

Posted on Tuesday 1st November 2011 at 3:36 pm by SH (Editor)

Humped crossing warning sign

South Gloucestershire Council has started a second round of public consultation on its proposal to install a raised table road hump at a zebra crossing in Pear Tree Road, Bradley Stoke.

The exercise, which runs until Wednesday 23rd November, relates to the statutory notice that the Council is required to publish before constructing the road hump.

According to the notice, the proposed hump will extend over the full width of the carriageway and be 13 metres in length and 75 millimetres (maximum) in height.

Plans released as part of the consultation show that two new “humped crossing” warning signs will also be installed.

The proposals were put forward after a new Travel Plan for the nearby Holy Trinity Primary School identified an increase in the number of drivers failing to stop at the crossing.

More: Plans may be viewed at Bradley Stoke Library »

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Consultation opens on Pear Tree Road crossing scheme

Posted on Thursday 1st September 2011 at 8:40 am by SH (Editor)

Cllrs Brian Allinson (left) and Ben Walker on Pear Tree Road, Bradley Stoke

Residents in Bradley Stoke are being asked to comment on a proposed raised zebra crossing to make walking to school safer for local children.

The 2011 Travel Plan for Holy Trinity Primary School has identified an increase in the number of drivers failing to stop at the zebra crossing outside the school on Pear Tree Road [Street View].

Speed surveys taken on Pear Tree Road in the vicinity of the school also identify vehicle speeds greater that 30mph.

The Travel Plan states that pupils are discouraged from walking to school due to the lack of safe places to cross the roads.

In May 2010, South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) received a petition from the school and parents highlighting these concerns.

Bradley Stoke’s Mayor – and now District Councillor for Bradley Stoke North (since May) – Ben Walker organised a site meeting with the Council’s transport chief, Cllr Brian Allinson, to explore what could be done, including the possibility of creating a raised zebra crossing.

Funding for this scheme was then agreed by councillors at a Southern Brooks Area Forum meeting in March 2011 after having heard from Cllr Walker at the meeting about the need for action.

Read on to find out how to comment on the proposal »

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Pear Tree Road crossing scheme wins funding

Posted on Monday 14th March 2011 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Pear Tree Road pedestrian crossing, Bradley Stoke

Parents whose children attend Holy Trinity Primary School in Bradley Stoke are celebrating after South Gloucestershire Councillors on the Southern Brooks Area Forum agreed to support a proposal for a new raised crossing on Pear Tree Road.

The proposal to install a raised table at the existing zebra crossing near the school, at an estimated cost of £26,000, won through in a competition for £50,000 of capital funding available for local transport schemes in the Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne areas.

Parent Tara Monks, who organised a petition to urge the Council to put in measures to make the existing zebra crossing a safer place to cross, said:

“I’ve seen cars speed up to the zebra crossing and have to slam on their brakes to stop. We need a safe place for children to cross and signs to slow down the traffic. Our local Councillor, Jon Williams, has supported us and has helped the school renew its Travel Plan to support our campaign. It’s great news to see that the scheme has received the go ahead.”

Talking after the meeting, Cllr Williams (Lib Dem) said:

“This is a real victory for local people. Tara and other parents have worked hard to persuade the council that this new raised crossing is needed. I’ve been very happy to work with the school on the Travel Plan and give support to parents to make this campaign a success.”

Read on: Conservatives also claim credit »

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