A new zebra crossing for Four Acre Road in Downend has moved a step closer following input from local residents.
The scheme has been championed by Cllrs Liz Brennan and Ben Burton, Conservative councillors for Frenchay and Downend on South Gloucestershire Council, and Cllr James Griffiths, who sits on Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council.
The crossing will be installed on Four Acre Road, just south of the Quakers Road junction, and will make it safer for parents and children to access nearby education centres such as Bromley Heath Infant School, Bromley Heath Junior School, Wrigglypeeps Preschool and Great Expectations Day Nursery.
Last month members of the public were asked to contribute their views in order to give local people the opportunity to shape the design. This feedback is currently being analysed by the council’s design team and the results will be published in due course.
Depending on the results of the consultation, and if any changes need to be made to the design, it is hoped that the proposed scheme will be implemented during the 2024/25 financial year.
Cllr Liz Brennan said: “Thank you to everybody who took the time to fill in the consultation. Feedback is currently being assessed and we will be informed if any changes need to be made before work begins on site.
“I’m delighted with the work that has been undertaken so far and we’re now another step closer to ensuring this zebra crossing is delivered for the benefit of parents and children.”
Cllr Ben Burton said: “Road safety is one of our top priorities and this crossing will make it much safer for parents to walk their children to and from the nearby schools and nurseries.”