A consultation is in progress on installing a new informal pedestrian crossing on Cranbrook Road.
A crossing was originally requested in 2016, when there was a campaign by local residents to make it safer to cross Cranbrook Road, between Cairns Road and Harcourt Hill, especially for those walking to and from local schools. Funds were allocated for an informal crossing, with a pedestrian island and pavement buildouts, by Area Committee 2 in 2019.
The current consultation asks for views on the proposal, suggesting two options. The first option proposes a 2.5m wide pedestrian island and two 1m pavement buildouts. These allow crossing pedestrians to more easily see, and be seen by, vehicles going along Cranbrook Road and to pause halfway across to wait for a break in traffic.
The second option reduces the island to 2m wide and has only one 0.5m buildout in order to also provide a segregated uphill cycle lane. Both options narrow the road to introduce a degree of traffic calming on vehicles going along Cranbrook Road.
The consultation closes on Monday 21 February 2022.