Proposed puffin crossing – Russell Drive, Wollaton

Russell Drive proposed crossing

As part of the new housing development at Martin’s Reach (the former allotment site), funding has been secured to install a new signal controlled pedestrian crossing.  The puffin crossing will improve links to bus stops and provide better connectivity between communities.

A summary of the proposals is listed below and they can also be viewed on the drawing below:

  • To provide a traffic signal controlled (puffin) crossing located just to the east of the new vehicular access into the Martin’s Reach development
  • Pedestrians will be able to press a button to call up a green man to allow them to cross when traffic is stopped at a red light
  • There will be an area of zig-zag markings either side of the crossing.  Vehicles won’t be allowed to load and unload or park on the zig-zag markings. This is to make sure the crossing is kept clear at all times and is important to the safe use of the crossing
  • The footways will be resurfaced locally around the areas of work
  • Although positioned in close proximity to driveways, the crossing will not hinder vehicle movements in or out of the driveways.

Russell Drive proposed crossing

Before proceeding further with these proposals and in accordance with statutory procedures and policies, Nottingham City Council is inviting public views on this proposal. While it may not be possible to agree to all suggestions, they will be incorporated into the proposals whenever appropriate and if budget allows.

Any comments or objections to the proposals should be sent to road.safety@nottinghamcity.gov.uk by 19 February 2021.

Letters have been sent directly to neighbouring properties.