Success looms in move for Oxford school crossing

Little Zayan Khan-Gordon leads an earlier campaign push at the school

Little Zayan Khan-Gordon leads an earlier campaign push at the school

First published in News

A PEDESTRIAN crossing parents have been campaigning for at an Oxford school looks set to go ahead.

Parents, children and staff at Windmill Primary School in Headington have been raising concerns about pedestrian safety in the area since 2012.

Next week, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for transport David Nimmo Smith is set to look into a crossing scheme that has been drawn up.

It will see a raised pedestrian crossing across Margaret Road near York Road and the junction at Wharton Road raised and narrowed to reduce the speed of cars.

Mark Kemp, the county council’s deputy director for environment and economy, said: “Officers considered that a raised zebra crossing along Margaret Road near the school entrance would be useful in providing a safe crossing facility and reducing speeds near the school.

“In addition, there have been ongoing concerns about the difficulties faced by pedestrians crossing the wide junction of Wharton Road, particularly at school times.

“By narrowing the junction and introducing a raised entry treatment, pedestrians will be assisted and vehicle speeds should be reduced.”

The project will be funded as part of the budget for the expansion of Windmill Primary School, which will see the number of pupils at the school increase from 480 a year to 630 a year over a five-year period.

A decision on the scheme will be made at a public meeting in County Hall next Thursday.

 

 

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