Queen’s Park and Harrow Road Labour Councillors have welcomed the news that long-awaited proposals for a zebra crossing on a ‘raised table’ along with other highway improvements on Fernhead Road outside St Luke’s Primary School, have been agreed by the Council
A recent traffic survey revealed that 60% of vehicle using this section of Fernhead Road were exceeding the 20mph speed limit. 60% of St Luke’s pupils travel to school on foot, by scooter or by bike and the lack of a formal, safe crossing point is a cause for concern. Since these figures were collected, a school has opened on Saltram Crescent, which has increased the footfall in the area.
Queen’s Park Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg said:
“This is very good news for pupils at St Luke’s School, their parents, staff at the school, as well as local residents. The new zebra crossing will increase pedestrian safety and slow down speeding cars:
“In addition, following our enquiries with the Highways Department to tackle speeding vehicles along Fernhead Road, two Vehicle Activated Signs will be installed – one on the lamp column outside144 Fernhead Road and one on the northeast corner of Croxley Road at its junction with Fernhead Road.”