A NEW Zebra Crossing linking Princes Avenue and the big Co-op is to be installed on Hull Road.
The crossing will be located in Preston South and is designed to help pedestrians reach the shop and cross the road in greater safety. The Preston Parish Council had been consulted and, having to consider the priorities of the whole parish, did raise the question whether this particular scheme was ‘the’ main priority in the parish and whether other parts of the area particularly in the village ought to have been considered first.
However, it does seem that the original request for a crossing came from Hedon Town Council, and not at the proposed location, but within the town boundary on New Road linking Farrand Road with the Westlands estate.
Whilst any improved safety measures have been welcomed by all concerned, it is opportune to re-produce the Traffic Regulations advice on the website of the responsible East Riding of Yorkshire Council regarding requesting a new pedestrian crossing.
How do I request a new pedestrian crossing?
Anyone requesting such a facility is asked to write to the Traffic and Parking Section giving as much information as possible relating to the request including:
- location (road and nearby junction/house number)
- description of problems/difficulties of crossing
- description of the types and numbers of people affected (e.g. children, elderly, disabled, etc.)
- times of problem (days, hours, etc.)
Please send your request to:
Traffic and Parking
East Riding Of Yorkshire Council
Annie Reed Road
Alternatively, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Considering your request
The council will consider requests for pedestrian crossings and carry out an assessment of the location which is based on the road traffic injury accident record, location, traffic flow, difficulty in crossing the road, the environment and other factors. If the assessment indicates that pedestrian crossing measures would be beneficial, the request is considered for funding within available budgets.