Schools in Telford receive £600k road safety boost

07.48 | 17 July | | 0 comment

More than £600k will be spent on improving safety outside schools in Telford, as a result of new funding from the local council.

35 schools will directly benefit from the additional funding, provided by Telford and Wrekin Council, delivering a range of road safety and traffic calming measures including 20mph signing and speed indicator devices.

The schools were identified in a review and road safety and highways officers are meeting with them over the coming months to develop schemes that address specific issues and concerns. The council says the plan is for all safety schemes to be delivered by the end of summer 2019.

Schools not included have either had road safety work undertaken recently or already have work scheduled as part of other planned projects.

Cllr Shaun Davies, leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, said: “Understanding the issues that each school has will determine the types of safety schemes that are put in place.

“Whilst it can never be a one-size-fits-all approach, issues outside schools being raised do tend to be around speeds, pedestrian safety and inappropriate parking.  

“Our road safety team has been working with schools to offer road safety advice and encourage children and their parents or guardians to travel to school on foot or bike, reducing the amount of traffic on the roads.  

“They will continue to work with schools, as our road safety data shows that schools which actively engage with the team have fewer road safety incidents.”


 

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