Improvements to make road crossings safer
A continuous footway is a relatively new method of giving people priority over vehicles, where side roads join main roads. The level of the road surface at the junction is raised to the same height as the pavement, with gentle ramps for drivers. The road surface also changes, to give the appearance that the pavement continues across the entrance of the side road. There are also ‘give way’ lines to show vehicles they have to give priority to people crossing.
Road narrowing at the Marlborough Lane crossing
Continuous footways are very effective for slowing the speeds of cars at junctions, but they are only suitable at side roads that have relatively low levels of traffic. Therefore, at the Marlborough Lane junction with Upper Bristol Road, we are proposing to widen the pavements so that there is less road width for pedestrians to cross.
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