We’ve provided a new pedestrian crossing on Lipson Road to make it safer and easier for people to get to Freedom Fields Park.
The new zebra crossing has been installed by our highways contractor Amey, together with a new section of footway and dropped kerbs.
A recent pedestrian count showed that 1,350 people, including 194 children, crossed within 100 metres of the site (close to the Mount Gould Road junction), over a period of just 12 hours.
Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for Streetscene (pictured) said: “Local ward councillors have been requesting improvements here for a number of years as this wide road was difficult to cross, particularly for the elderly and parents with young children. I’m pleased we’ve been able to make this a priority and provide a new crossing to make it safer and easier for people to get to and from the park.”
The works were funded through our Living Streets programme, which aims to encourage sustainable travel and improve safety and quality of life in residential areas. Local ward councillors choose which projects they feel would benefit the community most, in liaison with local residents.