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Safe Routes To School – The Village / Sheriff Hutton Rd, Strensall

Meeting: 11/08/2016 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport (Item 24)

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This report details the findings of a feasibility study into pedestrian safety at the junction of The Village and Sheriff Hutton Road, Strensall. The report also includes the results of consultation on a proposal to provide a vehicle activated sign on Sheriff Hutton Road, and seeks a decision on implementing the scheme.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved:  That approval be given to Option (i), the introduction of warning signs, as shown at Annex E of the report, changes to the riverside path access, as shown at Annex B, and the provision of a hatch marking to tighten the entry radius at the junction of Sheriff Hutton Road/The Village, shown at Annex F.

 

Reason:    This option provides a value for money safety scheme which aims to make crossing the road safer.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member received a report which presented him with the findings of a feasibility study into pedestrian safety at the junction of The Village and Sheriff Hutton Road, Strensall. The report also included the results of consultation on a proposal to provide a vehicle activated sign on Sheriff Hutton Road, and sought a decision on implementing the scheme.

 

Officers responded to the concerns raised by the public speaker and clarified that the measures suggested would be a starting point and that the road hatching would be reviewed at Stage 3 and 4 of the Road Safety Audit.

 

In respect of the Parish Council’s request to fit the gate prior to the start of the new school year, Officers stated this would be fitted as soon as was reasonably practicable, following necessary riverside works.

 

The Executive Member highlighted the possible use of Ward funds to assist  the Parish Council with the mitigation of traffic problems in the village.

 

Consideration was then given to the following options:

 

(i) – Approve the introduction of the proposed signs (Annex E), along with the changes to the riverside path access (Annex B). Additionally approve the provision of a hatch marking to tighten the entry radius at the junction (Annex F).

 

(ii) – As option (i) but with revisions as the Executive Member deems appropriate.

(iii) – Do nothing, reallocate spend elsewhere.

 

Resolved:  That approval be given to Option (i), the introduction of warning signs, as shown at Annex E of the report, changes to the riverside path access, as shown at Annex B, and the provision of a hatch marking to tighten the entry radius at the junction of Sheriff Hutton Road/The Village, shown at Annex F.

 

Reason:    This option provides a value for money safety scheme which aims to make crossing the road safer.

 


 

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