We receive many requests each year for new pedestrian crossings, which are very expensive road safety features to install.
All requests for pedestrian crossings should be made through your parish or town council. This encourages local debate and ensures that there is a democratic process in place from the start.
If your local parish or town council supports the proposal they should contact us with their request providing as much information as possible about the location, any local issues to be addressed and any other useful information that will assist with the assessment of the site.
We will make our initial decision based on several criteria including (but not limited) to the following:
- local traffic volumes
- pedestrian or other user volume
- vehicle speeds
- demand for a crossing facility
- location on a route to school
- proximity of cycle routes
- speed limit in existence on the road
- road hierarchy (major routes would be limited to signal-controlled crossings only)
- accident history of the site and surrounding area
- potential to be incorporated into a traffic calming scheme
Once the initial assessment has been completed we will inform the parish or town council of the outcome.
If approved the scheme will be designed and a feasibility study carried out, this will then determine the type of crossing required and the most appropriate location. Budget allocations are renewed every April and if the scheme receives a high priority and is affordable, it will be put forward for inclusion in the works programme.
Last updated 04 July 2023