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Agenda item

Crookesmoor Road / Barber Road / Crookes Valley Road - Addition of Pedestrian Phase at Traffic Signals

Report of the Executive Director, Place

Decision:

5.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report outlining the comments received to the proposal to add an all stop pedestrian crossing phase on the traffic signals at the junction of Crookesmoor Road / Barber Road / Crookes Valley Road.  There will be an Advance Stop Line (ASL) and lead in cycle lane on Crookes Valley Road.  The report seeks agreement to construct the scheme.

 

 

5.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the pedestrian all stop crossing phase is added at the junction; and

 

 

 

 

(b)

the ASL and lead in lane is also included in the scheme.

 

 

 

5.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

5.3.1

The pedestrian crossing phase will enable all pedestrians to cross more safely at this junction and is a long awaited addition.

 

 

5.3.2

The ASL and cycle lead in lane will help cyclists maintain their momentum up Crookes Valley Road without stopping and starting.

 

 

5.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

5.4.1

Doing nothing has been considered, that is not adding the pedestrian crossing phase. This would mean that conditions for pedestrians crossing at the junction would remain unimproved. This scheme has been very well supported and this was not considered as an option.

 

 

5.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

5.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

5.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place

 

 

5.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Minutes:

5.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report outlining the comments received to the proposal to add an all stop pedestrian crossing phase on the traffic signals at the junction of Crookesmoor Road / Barber Road / Crookes Valley Road.  The proposal also included an Advance Stop Line (ASL) and lead in cycle lane on Crookes Valley Road.  The report sought agreement to construct the scheme.

 

 

5.2

Richard Attwood attended the Session to make representations to the Cabinet Member. He commented that he supported the design and proposal. In relation to a comment from a member of the public included in the report, which stated that the proposals would result in an increase in traffic, Mr Attwood believed that the opposite was actually true and the proposals would reduce traffic as cyclists would be able to maintain momentum. The proposals would reduce cyclists being overtaken and incidents of ‘left hooking’.

 

 

5.3

Councillor Iqbal welcomed the scheme and requested that a press release be issued in respect of it which could maybe include a quote from Mr Attwood.

 

 

5.4

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the pedestrian all stop crossing phase is added at the junction of Crookemoor Road/Barber Road/Crookes Valley Road; and

 

 

 

 

(b)

the ASL and lead in cycle lane is also included in the scheme.

 

 

 

5.5

Reasons for Decision

 

 

5.5.1

The pedestrian crossing phase will enable all pedestrians to cross more safely at this junction and is a long awaited addition.

 

 

5.5.2

The ASL and lead in cycle lane will help cyclists maintain their momentum up Crookes Valley Road without stopping and starting.

 

 

5.6

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

5.6.1

Doing nothing has been considered, that is not adding the pedestrian crossing phase. This would mean that conditions for pedestrians crossing at the junction would remain unimproved. This scheme has been very well supported and this was not considered as an option.

 

 

 

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