Children’s lives will be safer now that traffic restrictions on a road in Cowes have been approved, according to the local councilor.
Traffic control orders were approved in East Cowes and Cowes at last night’s cabinet meeting (Thursday) to increase the level of safety in the proposed areas.
Fuller: residents will “put the bunting”
On Baring Road in Cowes, in particular, Cllr Paul Fuller said residents will “end the bunting” now that the orders have been approved, as it will reduce the level of danger to children at Gurnard Elementary School.
Cllr Fuller told cabinet members it had been a personal battle for 12 years to introduce road restrictions after six minor incidents occurred outside of school, involving school children.
Fuller: children’s lives will be safer now
He said he has worked with residents of Baring Road, the school and other stakeholders to make sure the program runs and is happy to see the restrictions approved as children’s lives will now be safer.
On the parts of the road closest to the school, a âno waiting at all timesâ parking restriction will be introduced and âno loadingâ between drop-off and pick-up times.
Three of the proposed projects for Cowes on Ash Grove, Newport Road and Stephenson Road have been withdrawn from the orders due to recent concerns raised.
Orders have also been approved for East Cowes – some of which are already in place informally but now need to be legally followed.
Jordan: regulations have been complied with with mixed reactions
Highways and infrastructure cabinet member Cllr Phil Jordan said the regulations were being introduced to address safety concerns but had met with mixed reactions.
In some areas, on-street parking is abolished, with no alternative arrangements planned, in areas where parking is already restricted.
Jordan: Revise to avoid the continued elimination of street parking
Cllr Jordan said council should keep in mind that it will not continue to remove parking spaces without consideration and suggested a review of the traffic regulation policy in the future to avoid removal. continuous street parking.
More information on the orders introduced can be found in the council reports, included in the agenda.
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