Last few days to comment on Burntwood School zebra crossing proposal

Published: Monday, October 17, 2022

Local people have just a few days left to take part in a public consultation into council plans to improve road safety outside Burntwood School.

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Design of the proposed zebra crossing outside the school

The public consultation into plans to upgrade pedestrian crossing facilities outside the school gates with a new zebra crossing has three days left to run. Feedback on the proposal, which closes on October 20, can be submitted by emailing

The proposal is designed to address safety concerns raised by the school and has been drawn up independently of a wider consultation currently underway to improve both road safety and active travel options in this part of the borough. Burntwood Lane is currently part of a wider study that aims to improve walking and cycling opportunities in light of the new Springfield Hospital development.

The project has the following objectives:

• Improve road safety by reducing speed and the number and severity of collisions.
• Improve the quality of existing cycle facilities and provide new facilities where possible.
• Improve pedestrian priority and accessibility, including making it easier to cross the road and access schools.

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Cabinet member for transport Cllr Clare Fraser said: “This large-scale development on the Springfield site will undoubtedly have an impact on the area which is why we are drawing up plans to encourage active travel options like walking and cycling.

“Our proposal for an enhanced zebra crossing outside Burntwood School is part of this wider package of measures to reduce traffic, create safer areas around local schools and improve air quality. We hope parents and local people will support this proposal.”