Ashbourne Road - Safer Roads Consultation

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Following a national review of road traffic collisions on classified roads, The Road Safety Foundation has identified improvements are needed to the section of Ashbourne Road between Markeaton Island and Friar Gate/Agard Street. Derby City Council has been awarded funding from The Department for Transport's Road Safety Fund to introduce measures along the route to help reduce injury collisions and improve active travel.

We welcome your input and feedback on these proposals which are intended to improve safety and connectivity on Ashbourne Road and across several of its junctions.

The full proposals are illustrated on the plans and in the survey; however, proposals include the following:

  • Widening footways to better accommodate pedestrians and share use with cyclists
  • Improving signalised crossing facilities, including upgrading a Puffin Crossing to a Toucan
  • Relocating an existing central refuge and installation of an additional central refuge on Ashbourne Road to improve crossing facilities
  • Reducing speeds and improving safety by installing central hatching between the two refuges of the right turn harbourage into Merchant Street, and narrowing the carriageway,
  • Improving visibility and crossing points at side roads
  • Providing additional parking spaces for local businesses and their customers through the improved visibility at side roads
  • Installing raised plateaus at identified junctions on shared use route to slow traffic and facilitate cycle and pedestrian crossing
  • Improving safety of cyclists on Friar Gate using light segregation for existing on-road cycle lane

Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions about the proposals by completing the survey which is open for 12 weeks, closing at midnight on Wednesday 1 November.

Should you require the survey in a different format, for example paper copy, please contact us at traffic.management@derby.gov.uk

Following a national review of road traffic collisions on classified roads, The Road Safety Foundation has identified improvements are needed to the section of Ashbourne Road between Markeaton Island and Friar Gate/Agard Street. Derby City Council has been awarded funding from The Department for Transport's Road Safety Fund to introduce measures along the route to help reduce injury collisions and improve active travel.

We welcome your input and feedback on these proposals which are intended to improve safety and connectivity on Ashbourne Road and across several of its junctions.

The full proposals are illustrated on the plans and in the survey; however, proposals include the following:

  • Widening footways to better accommodate pedestrians and share use with cyclists
  • Improving signalised crossing facilities, including upgrading a Puffin Crossing to a Toucan
  • Relocating an existing central refuge and installation of an additional central refuge on Ashbourne Road to improve crossing facilities
  • Reducing speeds and improving safety by installing central hatching between the two refuges of the right turn harbourage into Merchant Street, and narrowing the carriageway,
  • Improving visibility and crossing points at side roads
  • Providing additional parking spaces for local businesses and their customers through the improved visibility at side roads
  • Installing raised plateaus at identified junctions on shared use route to slow traffic and facilitate cycle and pedestrian crossing
  • Improving safety of cyclists on Friar Gate using light segregation for existing on-road cycle lane

Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions about the proposals by completing the survey which is open for 12 weeks, closing at midnight on Wednesday 1 November.

Should you require the survey in a different format, for example paper copy, please contact us at traffic.management@derby.gov.uk

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We welcome your input and feedback on these proposals which are intended to improve safety and connectivity on Ashbourne Road and across several of its junctions.

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