Concern over proposed safety measures for Cullingworth road used by schoolchildren

Coun Simon Cook

Coun Simon Cook

First published in News

Fears for the safety of Cullingworth schoolchildren may mean a lower speed limit, crossing point, humps and rumble strips on Bingley Road.

Pavement railings and bollards to block unwanted parking are also part of the wide-ranging scheme which goes before Shipley Area Committee next Wednesday.

But those residents who will lose parking spaces are arguing against the scheme – and have the support of Bingley Rural councillor Simon Cooke, who sits on the committee.

“Unless someone can resolve the difficulties this will cause for these people, then I’m not minded to support the proposals and will urge my colleagues not to support it either,” Coun Cooke said yesterday.

“Some of the affected houses are old back-to-backs and so there is nowhere to park except on the road. I believe the officers should go away and look at this again.”

He said the scheme had not been requested by local people, but was part of an imposed policy to encourage walking to school Bradford Council officers are suggesting the proposed changes after designing a ‘safer routes to school’ scheme for youngsters walking along Bingley Road.

“Safety and risk assessments have determined the existing pedestrian route via Bingley Road between Harden and Cullingworth is insufficiently safe for child pedestrians going to and from school,” the report says, adding there are specific concerns over pupils crossing close to the Woodfield Road junction.

The scheme’s key aspects include: converting the lay-by in front of houses on Cowhouse Bridge into a kerb-to-kerb speed table, widening the pathway and putting up a new railings plus bollard, a second speed stable 110m southwest of the junction with Woodfield Road, and a 40mph buffer zone for 500m between the 30mph and 60mph limits.

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8:17am Fri 14 Mar 14

angry bradfordian says...

"part of an imposed policy to encourage walking to school Bradford Council officers are suggesting"

I wonder how many of these council officers use cars to get to work? Unless the council are going to ban their staff from driving to work they're a bunch of hypocrites trying to impose it on someone else.
"part of an imposed policy to encourage walking to school Bradford Council officers are suggesting" I wonder how many of these council officers use cars to get to work? Unless the council are going to ban their staff from driving to work they're a bunch of hypocrites trying to impose it on someone else. angry bradfordian
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9:16am Fri 14 Mar 14

cockadoodledo says...

The council officials should be told to go away , this scheme is so unfair to the local residents who will lose their parking places.It would be a total waste of money! I believe that on street parking is in itself a way of controlling speed limits.
The majority of the drivers you will find are the school parent's themselves!

Our 20mph scheme thru Gilstead is also a route to school, lots of bumps etc.
Cost thousands and thousands and what do we have, a sheme which the police will not enforce as its a 20ph scheme!
A data logger a while ago recorded speeds of over 50mph in the 20mph scheme, so what use is ours?
The council officials should be told to go away , this scheme is so unfair to the local residents who will lose their parking places.It would be a total waste of money! I believe that on street parking is in itself a way of controlling speed limits. The majority of the drivers you will find are the school parent's themselves! Our 20mph scheme thru Gilstead is also a route to school, lots of bumps etc. Cost thousands and thousands and what do we have, a sheme which the police will not enforce as its a 20ph scheme! A data logger a while ago recorded speeds of over 50mph in the 20mph scheme, so what use is ours? cockadoodledo
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10:32am Fri 14 Mar 14

Albion. says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
"part of an imposed policy to encourage walking to school Bradford Council officers are suggesting"

I wonder how many of these council officers use cars to get to work? Unless the council are going to ban their staff from driving to work they're a bunch of hypocrites trying to impose it on someone else.
The kids mostly live within a mile or so from the school (not all of them) whereas council officers mostly travel much further to work.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: "part of an imposed policy to encourage walking to school Bradford Council officers are suggesting" I wonder how many of these council officers use cars to get to work? Unless the council are going to ban their staff from driving to work they're a bunch of hypocrites trying to impose it on someone else.[/p][/quote]The kids mostly live within a mile or so from the school (not all of them) whereas council officers mostly travel much further to work. Albion.
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2:32pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Forget the safety of the children, as long as you can park right outside your front door. **** to the kids!

first child who gets hurt because the scheme has been rejected due to pressure from residents should be on all their consciences.;
Forget the safety of the children, as long as you can park right outside your front door. **** to the kids! first child who gets hurt because the scheme has been rejected due to pressure from residents should be on all their consciences.; Bone_idle18
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10:20am Sun 16 Mar 14

tony1956 says...

After reading the article in the T & A I feel I must put pen to paper. I have no interest in local politics, but this road calming is interest to me, as I live at 1, Cowhouse Bridge, Bingley Road.my son was run over by a speeding car as he was crossing the road to go to school and suffered life threatening head injuries, the speeding is a concern.
in no other circumstances would persistent law braking be tolerated by the police.

P.S. I live in the only back to back in the Village
After reading the article in the T & A I feel I must put pen to paper. I have no interest in local politics, but this road calming is interest to me, as I live at 1, Cowhouse Bridge, Bingley Road.my son was run over by a speeding car as he was crossing the road to go to school and suffered life threatening head injuries, the speeding is a concern. in no other circumstances would persistent law braking be tolerated by the police. P.S. I live in the only back to back in the Village tony1956
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9:45pm Mon 17 Mar 14

taybog says...

The problem in Cowhouse Bridge is not the parking but the speed of the majority of vehicles in both directions.From Harden, drivers assume they are still on the 'mad mile' & from Cullingworth they are accelerating down the hill even though there is a blind bend at the bottom.A speed camera is all thats needed.
The problem in Cowhouse Bridge is not the parking but the speed of the majority of vehicles in both directions.From Harden, drivers assume they are still on the 'mad mile' & from Cullingworth they are accelerating down the hill even though there is a blind bend at the bottom.A speed camera is all thats needed. taybog
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