New crossing will improve safety outside Frenchay Hospital
Thursday, 29 July 2010
A new zebra crossing has been installed outside the main entrance of Frenchay Hospital by South Gloucestershire Council.
This means that patients, staff and visitors can now safely get to the bus stop on the other side of the road.
Simon Wood, Director of Facilities at North Bristol NHS Trust, said: “Over the course of every week, hundreds of patients, staff and visitors have to cross Frenchay Park Road, which can get very busy at times.
“Thankfully we’ve never had any accidents, but this new zebra crossing will undoubtedly make things a lot easier for everyone and may encourage more people to leave their cars at home and use the bus to get to and from the hospital.
“I am very grateful to South Gloucestershire Council for recognising the need and priority of this important safety scheme.”
The zebra crossing is part of a local scheme improving cycling and walking facilities between the University of the West of England and Frenchay Hospital funded by the Cycling City project. Other improvements have included a new shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists and improved signing.
Councillor Brian Allinson, Executive Member for Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment, said: “We are pleased to be introducing this new facility providing a safe place to cross as part of wider Council work to provide safe and convenient cycling and walking routes for residents.”