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Pedestrian crossing to be introduced on busy Sheffield road
Sheffield City Council has announced plans to improve pedestrian safety on Station Road, Halfway, near Halfway Nursery and Infants School.
The scheme will provide improved pedestrian links within the community by proposing a new pedestrian crossing facility, a speed hump to calm traffic and the introduction of a part time 20mph zone aligned to Halfway Nursery and Infants School. This will help to reinforce safe driver behaviour along Station Road during school arrival and departure times.
Councillor Julie Grocutt, Cabinet Member for Transport and Development at Sheffield City Council, said:
“We’ve listened to the local community and have agreed that further action is needed to protect pedestrians using this busy road. After exploring the different options available, we have decided to propose a pedestrian crossing on Station Road with a part time 20mph zone to operate at the Halfway Infants and Junior School’s arrival and departure times.
“We know that this is a key route for many people travelling through the area, so we’d like to gather as much feedback on this as possible. Please get in touch and share your views.”
Councillor Tony Downing, Lord Mayor of Sheffield and Ward Member for Mosborough, said:
“I know that this is an issue that local residents, parents and school staff care deeply about so I’m pleased that we are moving forward with this scheme. These measures will improve the safety of people out walking and cycling, as well as children getting to and from school. I am looking forward to discussing the plans further with businesses and residents in the area so that we can get the scheme in place as soon as possible.”
Residents and parents at the school have been contacted for any additional views they may on the new proposals. For further information or comments on the proposals please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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