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Crossing go-ahead outside Hinckley schools

Scheme should be in place by September this year

 

The county council has responded to concerns and confirmed today that an area outside two schools in Hinckley meets the criteria for a new pedestrian crossing.

The council will now be looking to introduce a puffin crossing following the concerns raised in the community about children crossing the road outside Dorothy Goodman School and Redmoor Academy.

 

We always look closely at every request received and we’re pleased to say the crossing meets the criteria. We’ll now look to consult and move things along as quickly as possible.

 

The council says an assessment has been carried out which considers the number of vehicles and pedestrians at the location. It is anticipated that the crossing could be in place for the start of the new school year in September.

Puffin crossings are signal-controlled crossings, they differ from the more well-known pelican crossings by using nearside pedestrian signals which encourage users to look towards the oncoming traffic.

Sites are fitted with equipment that can extend the time which allows vulnerable pedestrians to cross the road and cancels the green man if a user walks away and no longer needs to cross.

 

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