Zebra crossing installed in time for school term

Zebra crossing installed in time for school term

Zebra crossing installed in time for school term

First published in Countywide

SCHOOL pupils and their parents are celebrating a safer walk to school after a long-awaited zebra crossing was reinstated.

The safety measure, with yellow zig-zag lines either side to deter motorists from parking, was repainted outside Queen Boudica Primary School, in Cowper Crescent, Colchester.

It was painted by developer Linden Homes which has been building 450 homes at the Northfields development close to the school, since 2008.

During that time, safety concerns have been raised by parents, councillors and the school over pedestrians’ safety.

Vehicles including construction traffic and those used by parents on the school run have been said to contribute to problems.

The zebra crossing and yellow lines have been faded for about a year.

Colin Livesey, head of technical at Linden Homes Eastern, said: “The interests and safety of the local community are paramount to our working in Colchester. We have repainted the zebra crossing and yellow zig-zag lines to ensure that safety is maintained around the school area.

“This work has been completed in time for the pupils returning to school after the summer break. The repainting in conjunction with our time restrictions for material deliveries and defined traffic routes will promise maximum safety for those walking to and from the school and also will help keep other pedestrians safe in the area, while construction continues.”

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4:47pm Thu 4 Sep 14

JBoswick says...

Now if only you could get residents and school runners to park correctly then we'd be getting somewhere. Every house has ample parking on the estate yet I have to slalom up Kettle Street as cars and vans park on double yellows. The sooner traffic wardens start going around there the better
Now if only you could get residents and school runners to park correctly then we'd be getting somewhere. Every house has ample parking on the estate yet I have to slalom up Kettle Street as cars and vans park on double yellows. The sooner traffic wardens start going around there the better JBoswick
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10:58am Fri 5 Sep 14

cynicalsubber says...

Sorting out exactly where the one way system starts would help, too. A lot of people seem to think that as long as they're only going one way, which way that is is irrelevant.
Sorting out exactly where the one way system starts would help, too. A lot of people seem to think that as long as they're only going one way, which way that is is irrelevant. cynicalsubber
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