Station Road crossing safety improvements promised

May 03 2017

ACTION is being taken to improve safety around a new zebra crossing on Station Road, Yate.

ACTION is being taken to improve safety around a new zebra crossing on Station Road, Yate.

The crossing gives a link to the Riverside development at Yate Shopping Centre but users said visibility was poor.

Yate councillor Sue Walker said cyclists, pedestrians and pushchairs emerging from the Riverside car park or Lyefield were not visible until the last minute.

She raised the matter with South Gloucestershire Council’s highways officials and the shopping centre manager and it was agreed that a barrier should be put on the Riverside side of the road to stop people rushing straight out before drivers could see them.

Mrs Walker said: “Unfortunately, it's not possible to install one on the same side as the houses but we've arranged for Yate Town Council to cut back the undergrowth to give motorists a clearer view."