Members raised the issue of dropped kerbs not lining up in Stafford Street Hanley, which means that once a wheelchair user has travelled down one of the dropped kerbs they then have to travel some distance along a busy road before they can get to the safety of the pavement on the other side.
At the STAND meeting on 28th Jan 2014 councillor Terry Crowe offered to look into this and bring his findings to our next meeting on April 1st 10am at Stoke Town Hall.
Ref the dropped kerb in Stafford Street – we are still currently investigating the options to provide an additional dropped kerb for pedestrians – given the new traffic arrangements on Stafford St. We are currently hopeful that we can provide further assistance on this, and if this is the case, we would be looking to deliver this improvement in April / May ie in the new financial year. Before we install any new dropped kerbs, we will send any proposal we develop to Pam for consultation with the STAND members.
David Stubbs | Highways and Structural Engineering
City Renewal Services
City of Stoke-on-Trent
We have had an update from the Highways department.
I have been asked to give you a update on the Stafford Street uncontrolled crossing point, the crossing point is marked out and all being well the contractor should have the work complete by the end of this week the 17/8/14.
Great news, this crossing has been completed and is open from today.