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Submitted

09/03/2017 10:35:23

Reference No

5217

 

Issue Summary

Pedestrian safety at crossing on A4 at Manton

 

Latest Update

30/03/2017 14:34:10 Wiltshire Councils Road Safety Team have been contacted. They have made a site visit to this crossing to see the situation with traffic, pedestrians and the crossing itself. They have made a number of recommendations about tidying up the crossing and making it more obvious to approaching drivers. They have also offered to work with Preshute School on road safety training for pupils and parents. I have contacted local police. They have agreed to visit this location and make observations. Their presence will hopefully make drivers slow down and stop for the red light. Police have also offered to contact drivers jumping the red light if full registration numbers can be obtained. Police can be contacted with these registration numbers on 101. Wiltshire Councils Cabinet member for Highways is also looking at this issue and a number of improvements to the crossing have been discussed to make it more obvious to approaching drivers based on Road Safetys recommendations. Where those changes need additional funding, this can be considered at the next Marlborough Community Area Transport Group meeting on 22/06/17


16/03/2017 11:41:18 Details about this situation have been sent to Wiltshire Councils Road Safety Manager for further input.


14/03/2017 11:07:31 There have been six issues reported in the last week covering this subject. Details have been passed to the local Highways engineer for input and suggested solutions. Details can be passed on as they come in.


CATG Action / Recommendation

30/03/2017 14:34:10 Wiltshire Councils Road Safety Team have been contacted. They have made a site visit to this crossing to see the situation with traffic, pedestrians and the crossing itself. They have made a number of recommendations about tidying up the crossing and making it more obvious to approaching drivers. They have also offered to work with Preshute School on road safety training for pupils and parents. I have contacted local police. They have agreed to visit this location and make observations. Their presence will hopefully make drivers slow down and stop for the red light. Police have also offered to contact drivers jumping the red light if full registration numbers can be obtained. Police can be contacted with these registration numbers on 101. Wiltshire Councils Cabinet member for Highways is also looking at this issue and a number of improvements to the crossing have been discussed to make it more obvious to approaching drivers based on Road Safetys recommendations. Where those changes need additional funding, this can be considered at the next Marlborough Community Area Transport Group meeting on 22/06/17


16/03/2017 11:41:18 Details about this situation have been sent to Wiltshire Councils Road Safety Manager for further input.


14/03/2017 11:07:31 There have been six issues reported in the last week covering this subject. Details have been passed to the local Highways engineer for input and suggested solutions. Details can be passed on as they come in.


Issue

Poor visibility and high speed of vehicles at pedestrian crossing on A4. This crossing is near Manton village and linked the village and Barton Park residential development. The crossing is used by school children and often cars dont see the red light and have to slam on their brakes this includes HGVs which obviously have a greater braking distance. I have also witnessed vehicles going through this red light- very dangerous The speed limit of 40mph also seems too fast considering you are near a Primary School and but up residential area.

 

Issue Location

Marlborough

Street / Location

A4

Electoral Division

Marlborough West

Issue Duration

Historic

Who is Affected

Pedestrians including high volume of school children

What has been done so far

As a parent at the school I have expressed my concerns to them. I believe the school have approached the council regards this issue but nothing has been actioned.

What would resolve issue

Reduced speed limit reduce speed limit at a greater distance from crossing. Cut back tree coverage to improve usability of crossing. Install flashing warning signs that operate during school run hours.

Who needs to come together

Wiltshire Council

Classification

Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor

No

Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress

 

 

 

Related Issues

 

 

link to issue 5228
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