New pedestrian crossing on Blythe Road

Closed 10 Nov 2019

Opened 14 Oct 2019


Share Your Views: Blythe Road Informal Crossing

We would like your views on our plans to install a crossing on Blythe Road 

The Ecole Prevert School and Larmenier & Sacred Heart School contacted the council asking for a new crossing in Blythe Road to help their children get across the road safely.  

We listened to the schools’ concerns and carried out an assessment of traffic in the area. This suggested the best solution would be a new crossing on a raised table – called an ‘informal crossing’ - in Blythe Road, between Anyhoe Road and Ceylon Road.

What are the proposed changes?

The proposed crossing is shown on the plan below and includes the following:

  • A raised, informal pedestrian crossing point with kerb build-outs to create a level surface with traffic calming.
  • Removal of the existing speed cushions.
  • Loss of four parking spaces to install the crossing

This crossing would improve visibility for pedestrians and provide a safer place for pedestrians with mobility difficulties, or sight impairments to cross.

Why We Are Consulting

To install this crossing, we’ll have to remove existing speed cushions and four parking spaces. We’d like your views on whether the provision of an informal crossing facility for children outweighs the loss of parking and the replacement of speed cushions with raised table.

If residents support these improvements we aim to have the crossing built by the end of January 2020.

What Happens Next

Based on your feedback, we’ll decide whether or not to proceed with the proposals


  • Avonmore and Brook Green


  • Businesses
  • All residents


  • Traffic and transport