Success looms in move for Oxford school crossing

Success looms in move for Oxford school crossing

Little Zayan Khan-Gordon leads an earlier campaign push at the school

Little Zayan Khan-Gordon leads an earlier campaign push at the school

First published in Education

A PEDESTRIAN crossing parents have been campaigning for at an Oxford school looks set to go ahead.

Parents, children and staff at Windmill Primary School in Headington have been raising concerns about pedestrian safety in the area since 2012.

Next week, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for transport David Nimmo Smith is set to look into a crossing scheme that has been drawn up.

It will see a raised pedestrian crossing across Margaret Road near York Road and the junction at Wharton Road raised and narrowed to reduce the speed of cars.

Mark Kemp, the county council’s deputy director for environment and economy, said: “Officers considered that a raised zebra crossing along Margaret Road near the school entrance would be useful in providing a safe crossing facility and reducing speeds near the school.

“In addition, there have been ongoing concerns about the difficulties faced by pedestrians crossing the wide junction of Wharton Road, particularly at school times.

“By narrowing the junction and introducing a raised entry treatment, pedestrians will be assisted and vehicle speeds should be reduced.”

The project will be funded as part of the budget for the expansion of Windmill Primary School, which will see the number of pupils at the school increase from 480 a year to 630 a year over a five-year period.

A decision on the scheme will be made at a public meeting in County Hall next Thursday.

 

 

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Our top stories

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree