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Plans for a zebra crossing on Mill Street

By Debbie Sutton

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Plans have been put forward to install a zebra crossing on a busy Driffield town centre street to improve safety for pedestrians.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) is investigating the possibility of installing the crossing on Mill Street.

The plans have been welcomed by Driffield Town Council because it is a busy street used by shoppers, parents and children en route to the nearby infant and pre-school, as well as people using the multi-purpose customer service and library facility at the Driffield Centre on Cross Hill car park.

Town clerk Claire Binnington said: “Driffield Town Council is delighted that the ERYC is investigating the possibility of the installation of a crossing on Mill Street.

“The very nature of this street, with junctions from St Johns Road, Westgate and the Cross Hill car park, make it perhaps one of the most precarious places to cross the road in the whole town.

“In addition, it is the main route to the infant school on St John’s Road and the pre-school on Westgate.

“Problems are further exacerbated by cars parking on Mill Street on the single yellow lines before 6pm, which makes getting a clear view of oncoming traffic nigh on impossible.

“We acknowledge the installation of a crossing will be challenging due to the very nature of the street but very much welcome the efforts of the ERYC to improve safety for pedestrians in this area.”

She added that the Town Council would also like to see the introduction of continued parking restrictions after 6pm in the form of double yellow lines because negotiating Mill Street in the evenings due to the parked cars causes increased concern.

The Town Council would also like to see the introduction of continued parking restrictions after 6pm.

 

Sue Thackray, Headteacher of Driffield CE Infant School on St John’s Road, also welcomed the plans. She said: “It is a main route for parents bringing children to school and visibility past parked cars can be very tricky.

“We really support any initiative that will keep our children safe on the roads and pavements of Driffield.”

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “We are at the very early stages of consultation on this crossing and are currently consulting with the Town Council, our ward councillors, and the emergency services.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gmaps link=”#E-8_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”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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