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Wirral Road Safety Plan
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- Appendix A - Road Safety Working Group Update 2023, item 34 PDF 174 KB
- Appendix B - Wirral Road Safety Plan, item 34 PDF 2 MB
- Webcast for Wirral Road Safety Plan
The Assistant Director: Infrastructure and Highways presented the report which provided a further update on progress made in planning, funding and implementing the recommendations of the Road Safety Working Group as requested by the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee on 7 September 2021.
This report also set out Wirral’s Road Safety Plan 2023 – 2027, following the adoption of the Liverpool City Region Road Safety Strategy in November 2022.
Members asked how pelican crossings and refuges can be requested in their wards. Members were informed of the process for this and were informed that requests from Members and the public were taken into account as part of the annual review. Members also asked for an update on road safety measures at Spital Crossroads and were informed that the plans were being progressed and were currently on track. Members were informed that the School Streets programme had been operated in several locations and feedback so far was positive, with evaluation continuing and plans to roll the scheme out to further Schools. Members also expressed their gratitude to school crossing patrols in ensuring that children were able to get to school safely.
Also discussed was terminology used in the strategy, equality obligations, road safety training for Members and measuring of air quality. Members also sought reassurance that the Committee will see consultation outcomes on phase 2 of the 20mph zones. The Assistant Director: Infrastructure and Highways confirmed that a report would be brought to a future Committee so that Members could consider the consultation outcomes and next steps.
The Chair noted under the financial implication the economic consequences of fatal road accidents, health related costs of inactivity and positive economic impact of Active Travel.
Resolved – that:
a. the update on the recommendations of the Road Safety Working Group as set out as appendix A to the report be noted;
b. the Road Safety Plan 2023 - 2027 as set out in appendix B to the report be approved; and
c. officers be thanked for the significant amount of work undertaken to deliver the Road Safety Plan 2023-2027 and in implementing the recommendations of the Road Safety Working Group.