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Crossing to be installed

PLANS have been agreed to install a zebra crossing on Cooks Lane in north Solihull.

PLANS have been agreed to install a zebra crossing on Cooks Lane in north Solihull.

The proposals come after parents of children at Fordbridge Infant School and students at City Technology College said they were worried about road safety.

Solihull Council will also be renovating a subway nearby with the help of the Council’s Environment Champions and other volunteers .

Cabinet member for transport and highways, Councillor David Jamieson, said: “Allowing pedestrians to cross the road safely, particularly close to schools, is hugely important and the inclusion of a zebra crossing on Cooks Lane would be very beneficial.

“It would also be of benefit to more vulnerable pedestrians – such as the very young, the elderly and those with mobility difficulties.

“The subway will remain open as another safe way of crossing the road and we will work with the community to improve its condition, which will involve some hard work. However I’m confident that it will be done to a very high standard.”

 

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