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Road safety - pedestrian crossings
Pedestrian crossings are provided to improve road safety for pedestrians when crossing a road. They can also provide a traffic calming benefit on roads where vehicle speeds are high.
They take several forms generally depending on the level of conflict between the number of pedestrians crossing at a particular location and the number of vehicles passing that point. The different types are as follows:
Requests for a pedestrian crossing facility to be provided
Formal requests should be made to the Area Traffic Manager covering the area where you live. The Area Traffic Manager will arrange for a pedestrian and vehicle count to be undertaken to determine the level of demand. If the demand meets the requisite criteria, then a bid will be submitted for inclusion in the reserve list for minor capital schemes. The request will be assessed against other requests for a priority rating to be established. Proposals with the highest priority will be implemented first within the constraints of the budget provisions.