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Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Enhancement Vision

Dear Villagers,

Brompton Town Council has been working hard during lockdown to draft a vision for the future safety of pedestrians and all road users in the village.

The recent addition of housing both in and around Brompton and the move of the secondary school back to the Allertonshire site will have a major impact on pedestrian safety and traffic increase.

We have highlighted targeted areas where we are working towards change to improve pedestrian safety or slow the flow of traffic through the village which will soon be set to increase further with the new North Road link road opening in February 2022.

A number of the projects will be undertaken from our own funding pots and others -we hope- will be in collaboration or fully funded by NYCC Highways.

  • Water End - Middle footbridge replacement- this project is already under way !!
  • Cockpit Hill/Water End carpark and Footpath Enhancement: resurfacing, boundaries defined with fencing to beck side, access for Emergency Services improved, pavement access to flow from Cockpit on to Water End to accommodate pushchairs.
  • Danes Crest Cockpit Hill:- pedestrian crossing-removal of 2 parking bays, zebra stripes to allow safer pedestrian crossing
  • Mini roundabout main crossroads, change to parking bays outside of The Three Horse Shoes to increase vision for motorists
  • Lead Lane: VAS sign and improved “School” warning sings
  • Station Road :– Possible traffic priority system at Bowe Bridge; pedestrian footbridge from the car park at the current Brompton Recreation Group site, over the beck and re-joining the pavement outside Brompton CP school, car park to remain open; 40mph speed limit North of Railway to the 30mph speed limit into Brompton
  • SLOWCHILDREN PLAYING signs outside the Northallerton Road Recreation Park
  • V.A.S sign to be moved periodically to the approach to the school from the level crossing
  • Pelican Crossing on Northallerton Road across the new North Road + CHILDREN CROSSING signs ‘ activated during peak school hours

Work has begun on several areas- a traffic speed survey is to being carried out by NYCC, George F White’s of Bedale are Project Managing the planning applications and development of the Water End and Station Road pedestrian Bridges and we are sourcing funding, working with Highways, the Environment Agency and other bodies to ensure all of the above projects come to fruition as soon as possible.

We will keep you updated and welcome any comments to   - Brompton Town Council