University Road safety improvements

A report outlining proposed additional safety enhancements to University Road will go to the Decision Session for the Executive Member for Transport and Planning on 10 September.

The proposals include adding two extra pairs of speed cushions to further help enforce the local 20mph speed limit in the area. The limit was introduced in the first phase to help increase pedestrian safety when crossing the road. It is also proposed that a central crossing point is added to the existing speed table near to the bus stop to make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross the road.

These amendments follow on from the original scheme of work that was carried out in the autumn of 2014 which saw improvements to bus stops, a 20mph zone introduced and the construction of a shared use pedestrian and cycle path.