FIVE NEW ZEBRA CROSSINGS are being planned for Church Road, Upper Norwood. Details of the proposals have been taped to lamp posts in the area.
The five sites proposed are:
- adjacent to 5 Forsyte Crescent to replace existing islands;
- adjacent to 283 to 337 Church Road to replace existing islands;
- approximately five metres north-east of its junction with Stambourne Way;
- adjacent to 197 Church Road to replace existing islands; and
- adjacent to 135 Church Road to replace existing islands
The leaflets say the zig-zag markings, which would stop all traffic parking on them, would extend between 16 metres and 18 metres (just over 52 feet to just over 59 feet) on either side of the proposed crossings.
Croydon council’s planning and environment department have told South Norwood ward Cllr Jane Avis (Lab) that details of the scheme were published in the Croydon Guardian on 5 June and although legally they do not have to invite objections to pedestrian crossings they allow 21 days for the public to make any comments which would then be considered by the scheme engineer.
Depending on the response amendments can be made. For instance in Chipstead Valley Road it was decided to introduce a signalised crossing (puffin) rather than the original zebra following concerns from the public.