Have your say on measures to tackle parking issues at three city schools

Published: 18 March 2021

School children road sign

School children crossing sign

Local residents and parents of school children at three city schools are being encouraged to take part in an eight-week consultation to help shape plans that will address long standing parking issues, as well as promoting safer active travel for school runs, and reduce school gate traffic.

The council have been successful in securing over £776,000 from the DfT’s Active Travel Fund, to deliver additional active travel measures across the city.  Following discussions with local councillors, neighbourhood officers and school representatives in Spondon, West Park School, St Werburgh’s Church of England Primary School and Spingfield Primary School will be receiving a share of the funding to test different interventions that aim to improve the parking issues that occur at the beginning and end of the school day.

Proposed measures include:

  • Priority give way on West Road
  • Advisory footway markings on West Road
  • Coloured/raised surface at the junction of Church Street/West Road
  • New pedestrian crossing on Church Street
  • Restricted parking on Church Street car park
  • Bollards at the junction of Devas Gardens
  • Pedestrian entrance at St Werburgh’s primary school

The Council are now seeking the views of local residents and parents on these proposals and have opened up an online consultation www.derby.gov.uk/spondonactivetravel

The consultation will close on Friday 14th May.

Nigel Brien, Head of Traffic and Transportation said:

“Covid-19 has presented many challenges, and the ‘Moving Derby Forward’ project gave us an opportunity to look at ways that could support the uptake of safe active travel, particularly around our city schools, and, at the same time, that have a positive environmental impact across the city.

We’d like feedback from parents and local residents to help us determine the next steps, and I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to take part in this consultation.”

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