The Parish Council and Cornwall Councillor received a number of complaints relating to pedestrian safety on St John’s Road.
To provide a buildout on St John’s Road to improve footway and create visibility improvements, by restricting parking, for pedestrians and school children crossing the road on route to school.
Concerns were raised by parishioners about pedestrian safety, particularly for children crossing on their way to school, exacerbated by double parking on the pavement and road restricting visibility after the bend.
These waiting restrictions have been proposed in order to prevent inappropriate parking, which obstructs the visibility of road users, particular pedestrians crossing, on these lengths of road. It is considered that implementing these will increase road safety, which will in turn encourage greater use of active transport within the local area – including to the nearby school accessible from St Johns Close.
Implementing these restrictions will additionally benefit vehicles, by ensuring visibility for those turning at junctions and preventing such manoeuvres being hindered by obstructive parking. The latter is a particular issue for wide vehicles, which are unable to continue down St Johns Road due to the current width restriction in place.
Buildout to improve footway and create visibility for pedestrians and school children to enable safe crossing.
How to comment on the proposals
1. Use Cornwall Council’s Consultation finder, an on-line facility for viewing and responding to traffic consultations. This can be accessed by visiting www.cornwall.gov.uk/TrafficConsult. Once registered you will be able to submit responses to this and other current traffic consultations.
St John’s Road
Millbrook Your ref:
My ref: 23-062
Date: 25th October 2023
Further details available on Cornwall Council’s website.