New toucan crossing installed

Residents / 08 Jun 2018

A new Toucan crossing has been installed near a Peterborough primary school as part of Peterborough City Council’s Safer Journeys to School programme.

The crossing has been built on the dual carriageway section of Gresley Way which links the Ivatt Way industrial estate to Hartwell Way and Ravensthorpe Primary School.

There was previously an uncontrolled crossing at the location and the new Toucan crossing is greatly improving safety for school pupils.

Councillor Peter Hiller, Peterborough City Council's Cabinet Member for Growth, Housing, Planning and Economic Development, said: "This is positive news for the school's pupils and indeed everyone who needs to cross what can be a busy section of dual carriageway road.

"The safety of motorists and pedestrians is our utmost priority and we remain fully committed to maintaining and improving our city's roads." 

As part of the project, work to upgrade two nearby bus stops was also carried out, as well as the installation of a pedestrian refuge island in Hartwell Way, opposite the school.

The Safer Journeys to School scheme was set up to enable young people to make journeys in a safe and active way. It is part of the council’s Local Transport Plan which aims to improve transport for everyone who lives, works or travels in Peterborough.