Tag Archives : road safety


Change of signal priorities at Outland Road, Ham Drive and Weston Park Road junction

Traffic signal priorities will be changed at the junction of Outland Road, Ham Drive and Weston Park Road this week. At the moment, traffic from Ham Drive and Weston Park Road heads onto Outland Road at the same time and drivers turning right have to give way to oncoming traffic. The signals will be changed […]


Signal failure on Derriford Roundabout

Engineers are investigating an electrical fault that has affected all of the signals on Derriford Roundabout. People travelling along the A386 Tavistock Road are asked to take care, particularly pedestrians. We are working with Western Power Distribution to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency.


Bus lane enforcement cameras on Exeter Street

The Plymouth Herald is running a story today about bus lane enforcement on Exeter Street, suggesting we have recently installed ‘a clutch of cameras’ near the entrance to the Friary Retail Park and that more ‘are being put up to catch bus lane cheats’. To clarify, there are two cameras on the lighting column pictured […]


Road gritting vehicle being filled at Prince Rock Depot

Plymouth geared up for cold weather

We and our highways contractor Amey are geared up and ready to keep the city moving as the weather turns colder. Amey’s winter service team is on standby 24 hours a day from the beginning of October to the end of March each year. It monitors the weather closely via a dedicated forecast station and two […]


Proposed changes to traffic calming on Central Park Avenue

We will shortly be advertising plans to replace the new priority give way feature (traffic island) on Central Park Avenue with three speed humps. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery says he has received ongoing complaints about the island, which was introduced earlier in the year as part of the Station to […]

Councillor Ricketts with traffic island in Central Park Avenue

Council takes enforcement action to get Billacombe Road crossing installed

We have issued a breach of condition planning enforcement notice requiring developer Persimmon to install a toucan crossing on Billacombe Road by the start of the new school term. Providing a crossing at the entrance to Broxton Drive was one of the planning conditions for the new Saltram Meadow housing estate but work is yet to […]


New crossing to be installed on Billacombe Road

Work to install a long-awaited pedestrian crossing over Billacombe Road will get under way on Monday 13 June. The news will be welcomed by residents in the Saltram Meadow estate, who have been calling for the developer to install a crossing since the first homes were occupied last year. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and […]


Measures being introduced to tackle problem parking around Life Centre

Measures to tackle inconsiderate and dangerous parking around the Plymouth Life Centre will be introduced next month, following public consultation earlier in the year. The measures will address ongoing problems with vehicles being left around the edge of the Life Centre car park, outside the marked bays and on kerbs, which obstructs access for other […]


Clarification on speed hump in Forest Avenue

You may have seen a story in today’s Herald about a new speed hump in Forest Avenue, Peverell. This speed hump was not installed in error – it forms part of a new 20mph safety scheme for the area. Other streets in the scheme include Langstone Road, Langstone Terrace, Pennycross Park Road, Fairfield Avenue and Beauchamp […]


Councillor Brian Vincent using the new pedestrian crossing on Lipson Road

New zebra crossing for Lipson Road

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, […]


Work starts on walking and cycling improvements between rail station and Central Park

Work to improve walking and cycling links between Plymouth’s rail station and Central Park will soon get under way. The scheme, which will complement improvements already made around the station, will address many of the challenges faced by cyclists and pedestrians, including those with visual impairments. Improvements, which have been agreed following consultation with more […]


Plans to tackle problem parking around Plymouth Life Centre

Plymouth City Council is planning to introduce a package of measures to tackle inconsiderate and dangerous parking around the Plymouth Life Centre. There have been ongoing problems with vehicles being left around the edge of the Life Centre car park, outside the marked bays and on kerbs, which obstructs access for other drivers, cyclists and […]


Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light. Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, […]


Be Safe, Be Seen on Plymouth’s roads this winter

We’re teaming up with Radio Plymouth again for this year’s Be Safe, Be Seen road safety campaign. The annual campaign reminds pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – especially children and young people on their school journeys – to make sure they can be seen during the winter months With the clocks going back on Sunday 25 October, […]


New pedestrian safety improvements for Octagon roundabout and Millbay

Work to install new pedestrian safety measures at the Octagon roundabout and around the new Plymouth School of Creative Arts will get under way on Monday 24 August. The scheme is being funded by developer contributions as one of the planning conditions for the school and will help to improve access and safety for pedestrians […]


Improvements to pedestrian crossing on Alma Road

Work to improve the zebra crossing at the bottom of Alma Road (near the junction of Whittington Street) will begin on Tuesday 10 February. The refuge in the middle of the crossing is being widened to provide more space for pedestrians and new tactile paving will be provided on either side for the visually impaired. […]


More countdown crossings for Plymouth city centre

Countdown signals have been installed on five more crossings in Plymouth city centre to improve pedestrian safety. The signals reduce uncertainty about whether it is still safe to cross, by counting down the exact amount of time pedestrians have left before the lights change. A green man still appears when it is safe to cross, […]


Upgrade for safety barriers on Leigham Roundabout

Work is under way to replace the safety barriers on one of Plymouth’s busiest roundabouts. Almost 350 metres of single-sided corrugated beams and 147 timber posts are being removed from Leigham Roundabout and replaced with modern steel barriers that will improve safety at the busy junction. The barriers have a collapsible element to absorb impact […]


Speed checks in Merrivale Road

Drivers using Merrivale Road in North Prospect are being urged to keep an eye on their speed. The residential road has a 20mph limit but people living there say cars are regularly speeding through, putting their safety at risk. Council Leader and local ward councillor Tudor Evans has asked the Council’s road safety team to […]