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Items referred from Council
- Meeting of Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 4.00pm (Item 61.)
Items referred from the last meeting of Full Council held on 15 December 2016 (copy attached).
(i) Zebra or Pelican Crossing, Lovers Walk across A23 / Preston Road
(i) Zebra or pelican crossing, Lovers Walk across A23/Preston Road
61.1 The Committee considered a petition referred from the meeting of Full Council held on 15 December 2016 and signed by 204 people requesting a pedestrian crossing at the point where Lovers Walk meets the road and across into Preston Park.
61.2 The Chair provided the following response:
“In October 2016 the 2016/2017 Pedestrian Priority list was approved with 57 locations the top 11 are being considered for improvements or additional funding this financial year.
Within this priority list a location on Preston Road near Rookery Road was included and is currently listed as number 26. As this Petition relates to a location within 350 meters of this current request officers recommend these requests are considered together and therefore when the priority list is revised location number 26 will read “Crossing request to be considered on Preston Road between Lovers Walk and Rookery Close”. When looking at the requested locations the existing crossing facilities including the pedestrian islands and the Pelican Crossing 100m to the north of Lovers walk will be considered.
If Preston Road is considered a priority location as part of the pedestrian crossing methodology the final location of the crossing will be determined after detailed inspection by Highway Engineers. As part of this process the ‘type’ of facility is considered on a case by case basis by Highway Engineers considering existing highway layout, road conditions and likely frequency of use.”
61.3 RESOLVED- That the petition be noted.