School Safety Project - Stratford High School, Swansea Road
We’re currently undertaking a district wide approach to making streets around schools safer. We will be working with all the urban schools to undertake this project, starting with Stratford High School.
Our vision is to improve the safety of streets near school entrances for all road users, increase active travel to school and reduce congestion on our roads.
Some of the issues we are experiencing around our schools are:
- Driving behaviour outside the school that is often illegal and puts kids at risk
- Near misses that make walking and cycling feel unsafe
- Safety issues that are a key barrier to active school travel
- Driving behaviour outside the school that contributes to congestion and queueing. Which impacts on other road users.
Stratford High School - Swansea Road Proposal
Using the feedback we’ve previously received from the school community, we’ve developed a proposed design to implement safety improvements. Before these are finalised and put in to action, we want to know what you think.
A detailed outline of the proposed changes is available below.
In summary some of the changes we propose to make are:
- Slowing traffic speeds to 30 kmph during peak times
- Upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing
- Providing additional crossing facilities and pedestrian islands
- Removing a section of berm to create recessed parking bays across the road from the school between Fenton Street and Cloten Road.
You can provide your feedback on this project by:
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org using “Stratford High School safety improvements” as the subject header
- writing to Roading Engineer Stratford District Council PO Box 320 Stratford 4352
- completing our online form at the bottom of this page.
Feedback is open until Monday 20 December. If you have any questions please phone 06 765 6099.