Shropshire Star

'A vast improvement' - Plans for road upgrades near Shrewsbury schools where pupils have been hit by cars earn positive feedback

Shrewsbury safety campaigners fighting against road danger around schools where several children have been hit by cars have reacted positively to newly unveiled plans.

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Shropshire Council's Ffion Horton discusses the plans

There have been a number of near misses and collisions in the Meole Brace and Radbrook areas of the town in recent years, where around 3,000 children go to school.

Such was the concern in the community, two campaign groups formed to call for safer roads - Radbrook Road Safety and the Meole Traffic Group.

Shropshire Council's Ffion Horton discusses the plans

Now Shropshire Council has revealed proposals which aim to make roads safer and improve active travel, encouraging parents to trust that their children can get to and from school safely.

The plans include extra crossings near the Roman Road roundabout and Longden Road, separate cycle and pedestrian lanes in Bank Farm Road and the moving of the bus stop near the Co-op in Radbrook, which has been the site of a number of accidents and near misses due to its proximity to the car park entrance.

Drawings were revealed at the Trinity Centre in Meole Brace ahead of going online for public consultation.

Angela Warren, whose son Joe was injured when a car knocked him off his bike, casted an eye over the plans

It was Angela Warren who initially rallied the Radbrook Road Safety group after her son Joe, a former pupil at The Priory School, was hit by a car, suffering a leg injury. His bike was left mangled by the incident.