Pedestrian & Passenger Safety

 Details of concern:


Numerous requests for crossing facilities are received annually. Although each request is investigated it is not always possible to adhere to every request or demand. The following factors are considered when assessing the need and suitability of a crossing:

  • Traffic speed and volumes and the difficulty faced by pedestrians crossing the road
  • The number and nature of personal injury accidents particularly those involving pedestrians
  • The volume of traffic throughout a given day compared to the number of pedestrians crossing the road
  • Site conditions, nature of the road and constraints
  • Funding and available resources

The criteria for pedestrian crossings are set down by the Department for Transport (DfT) which has strict rules that we must follow. In the first instance please discuss your needs with your local councilor.


Safe Routes to Schools aim to enable more young people to walk and cycle to school. The journey to school can make a significant contribution to the one hour per day of moderate physical exercise that the Department for Health recommends for young people.  For information on safer routes to school contact us via our Community Hub Form.


Walking is the easiest and most frequently used form of exercise.  Please take a few minutes to remind yourself about how you can dramatically reduce your own risk and that of others around you when sharing the roads with those who are driving or riding. 

To report any concerns relating to pedestrian safety please contact the Community Hub.


For an appointment to have your child seat checked by trained firefighters, please phone 0800 1804140.


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