We believe a zebra or pelican crossing needs to be provided on York Rd, Haxby.
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We have no safe crossing such as a pelican or zebra along the whole length of the very busy York Rd in Haxby and into the start of New Earswick - a distance spanning about a mile - and there have been significant known incidents of near misses and also of much more serious injury where people have simply been unable to get across York Rd safely. This is particularly true at busy times - between 7.30-9.30 in the morning and 3.30-6.00 in the late afternoon. As the volume of traffic going into Haxby has increased, the road does pose a problem for pedestrians, especially so for anyone vulnerable who is trying to get across - such as school children, the elderly or anyone who has a disability.
The area between Ethel Ward park and before the turning for Holly Tree Rd would be the logical place to put either a zebra or pelican crossing. It is worth pointing out that there are three schools in this area which children and young people need to cross for; Joseph Rowntree, Ralph Butterfield and Headland schools - aswell as Ethel Ward park and the Scout hut (for Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and also playgroups). We also need to consider our elderly population and anyone else with vulnerabilities, as well as the fit and healthy who at busy times also struggle with the road due to the sheer volume of traffic (and occasionally it’s speed). Besides the 3 local schools mentioned, there is a residential home for the elderly (Haxby Hall) and several bus stops and a post box in this local area - and sometimes people would simply like to be able to cross the road safely to call on a friend.
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