SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Two Can Safely Cross The A45
living near the busy A45 in Canley, Coventry will be able to cross
the road safely next year when two special crossings are built.
“toucan” crossings, which are designed for cyclists and
pedestrians to use, will be installed in Fletchamstead Highway by
the junction with Charter Avenue and the roundabout at Sir Henry
crossings are similar to pelican crossings, but are wider and have
a light with a cycle symbol on it. The idea is that “two can”
use them –cyclists and pedestrians.
work, which is to be carried out by the Highways Agency at a cost
of more than £160,000 follows years of campaigning by families
living in the area.
there is no crossing for over a mile of the road, and pedestrians
often have to take their lives in their own hands when crossing.
proposals have been influenced by a plea from Warwick University
to make it easier for staff and students to walk or cycle to
the changes will allow people living in Canley to get access to
scheme to install a crossing opposite the garage next to the ford,
was originally included in plans to turn Canley ford into a
Highways Agency have agreed to do the work this financial year,
and are likely to start in January.
John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services), gave the
scheme his approval yesterday.
transport officer Jan Cook said Coventry City Council were asked
to comment as the road is to be “de-trunked” shortly.
means the road will pass from the control of the Highways Agency
to the council.
was also given for improvements to the subway passing under the
dual carriageway from Prior Deram Walk.
is to be improved and a mural painted after youngsters in the area
said the subway was unsafe and needed to be changed.