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Desperate need for a crossing with ‘lolly pop person’ to support school children safely walking to a from school.

Reported via mobile in the Crossings category anonymously at 11:15, Thu 11 November 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 363663.

There has been a serious issue at the location for some time now. The road becomes unmanageable at school drop off/pick up times making crossing the road very dangerous for the children attending. The majority of children attending the school have to cross Court Road to get to and from school. The level of traffic and the parking situation along the road makes it challenging to cross. Children are having to cross between parked cars at various points along the street. It is difficult so see cars approaching. There have been at least two incidents recently in which pedestrians have been hit by vehicles in the street whilst trying to walk the children to school. In times when we should be encouraging physical activity and encourage walking to school there is a responsibility of the council / highways to facilitate safe journeys to school.

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  • Hi Helpdesk - Please can you provide the Road Safety Team with details of this request please. Note: they do not have access to Insight.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:10, Thu 25 November 2021

  • The Traffic Management team will visit the school during peak times to better understand the situation. This visit will take place in the New Year when children return to school

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:47, Tue 21 December 2021

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:48, Tue 21 December 2021

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