Safer journey for school pupils

A new toucan crossing has been installed near Ravensthorpe Primary School as part of Peterborough City Council's Safer Journeys to School programme.

Monday, 18th June 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:51 pm
Opening of new Toucan crossing at Gresley Way, Westwood. Pupils from Ravensthorpe primary school with head teacher Martin Fry with Rory Blackburn and Rylan Orchard from Peterborough Highways with Councillors Peter Hiller and Gul Nawaz EMN-180906-093658009
Opening of new Toucan crossing at Gresley Way, Westwood. Pupils from Ravensthorpe primary school with head teacher Martin Fry with Rory Blackburn and Rylan Orchard from Peterborough Highways with Councillors Peter Hiller and Gul Nawaz EMN-180906-093658009

The crossing has been built on the dual carriageway section of Gresley Way which links the Ivatt Way industrial estate to Hartwell Way and the school. Cabinet member Cllr Peter Hiller said: “The safety of motorists and pedestrians is our utmost priority and we remain fully committed to maintaining and improving our city’s roads.”

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Two nearby bus stops were also upgraded, and a pedestrian refuge island was installed in Hartwell Way, opposite the school. Pupils from the school are pictured with headteacher Martin Fry, Rory Blackburn and Rylan Orchard from Peterborough Highways Services, Cllr Hiller and Cllr Gul Nawaz.