Permanent Pedestrian Crossing Point on the Kenwyn Road/Hendra Road junction, Truro.

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As you may be aware the School Crossing Patrol post at the junction of Hendra Road and Kenwyn Road has been advertised twice in the last 18 months, but only filled for 6 months of this time. There has been no crossing patrol for most of this school term.

We understand that filling this post is proving difficult, but as a group of residents and parents we feel that a more permanent crossing e.g. zebra crossing would be far more appropriate for the road.

Cormac Solutions have supplied Pedestrian Vehicle (PV) counts that were carried out in July 2016 and we more than easily fulfill the Department for Transport criteria for a formal crossing at school pick up and drop off times, however they have not completed PV counts for any other points in the day. 

A concern we have is that although these are ‘peak’ school times, many school children are crossing the road before this e.g. for senior school or attending breakfast clubs that run from 08.00 at both St Mary’s and Truro Nursery School.

The nursery school has pick up and drop off times at 11.45 and 12.30. After school clubs continue until 16.15, and senior school children are walking home later than this. None of these additional crossing are reflected in these two PV counts.

It is not only school children affected but the road is very difficult and dangerous for the general public to cross at ALL times of the day. Members of the lawn bowling club, Mountford House staff and visitors, and Kenwyn Church goers all frequently cross at the junction between Hendra Road and Kenwyn Road.

As a secondary benefit a formal crossing could help with traffic calming along Kenwyn Road.

We hope that you will support the proposal for a more formal road crossing on Kenwyn Road by signing the petition. If you would like to support this action further please write to Bert Biscoe at:

Bert Biscoe, Portfolio Holder for Transport, Cornwall Council, Pydar House, Truro, TR1 1EB.






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