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Crossings boost for schools; BILLESLEY.

Byline: BILLESLEY

PUPILS are to enjoy safer journeys to two primary schools with the introduction of new pedestrian crossings.

St Francis CE primary and nursery, in Teazel Avenue, Bournville, and Billesley primary and nursery, in Trittiford Road, Billesley, are to get the crossings under the city's Safer Routes to School programme.

The new crossing at St Francis will add to the existing Walking Bus project which already helps pupils go across Heath Road.

Coun Len Gregory, the city's cabinet member for transportation and street services, said: "I am really pleased with the approval for these pedestrian crossings.

"Road safety is very important, particularly close to our schools.

"These crossings will benefit local residents in both areas and encourage more pupils to walk or cycle to school."

Proposals on Safer Routes to School schemes are taken by using information in school travel plans. These annual documents outline the school's travel and safety priorities.

Where possible, appropriate highway measures such as crossings or speed bumps are taken to address the requirements of the schools.
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