New zebra crossing will help keep children safe near playground

Haxby Road, close to where the new zebra crossing will be installed. Photograph © Google Street View
8 Jul 2020 @ 2.19 pm
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Work begins next week to install a zebra crossing that will help families to access a playground more safely.

City of York Council is putting in the crossing after listening to residents’ concerns.

It will be on Haxby Road, between the Stanley Street and Neville Street junctions.

The crossing will make it easier for people to go to and from Clarence Gardens and its playground – as well as to nearby bus stops, Park Grove Primary School and York Hospital.

Works will take place from Monday (13 July) to Friday 24 July, between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday only.  In order to carry out the work safely, temporary traffic lights will be installed.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead and if possible avoid the area when the works are taking place, to avoid congestion.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, executive member for transport, said: “This is a busy route, so we’re delighted to announce we’re installing this zebra crossing, which has come forward as a ward funded project to make a much needed improvement that local residents have identified to make walking for short local trips safer and more attractive.”