Toucan Crossing Proposed for the Silk Road adjacent to the Bollington Road Roundabout.
From Tuesday 2nd May Cheshire East Highways are asking for comment concerning their proposal to provide a Toucan Crossing on the Silk Road - see the plan. A Toucan crossing is for both pedestrians and cyclists and the yellow pathways will include provision for cyclists. Cheshire East will not be taking objections as such but will assess all the responses provided. They have undertaken a risk assessment and there will be a number of measures to reduce speed of approaching vehicles and they will open up visibility on the approaches to the crossing, particularly for those turning into the Silk Road from Bollington Road where drivers accelerate around the corner. The deadline for response is 23rd May - see the Notice below.
You will be aware that this is associated with the Cheshire East's objective of designating the Middlewood Way as a safe route to school and withdrawing the schools buses. The Town Council and the community are fighting that, however, we do see some merit in providing a crossing on the Silk Road for pedestrians and cyclists as well providing all the safety measures are in place.
Let Cheshire East know what you think :
Copies of Plans and Reasons for establishing a crossing will be available from 2nd May by clicking here
For email comments send them to here