West Granton Rd - Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Closes 26 Aug 2018

Opened 3 Aug 2018

Overview

The City of Edinburgh Council has received a request to provide a new pedestrian crossing facility on West Granton Road at the pedestrian access to the Morrison's supermarket.

In order to manage the large number of such requests we have developed a priority system to evaluate locations and the crossing type most suitable for each location.  The current priority system was approved by the Council’s Transport Infrastructure and Environment Committee on 28 July 2009.

The base data which is used to assess if a location is suitable for a crossing is known as the PV2 value.  This is a nationally recognised value that indicates the number of passing vehicles and crossing pedestrians.  Pedestrian and vehicle counts are taken over the peak hours of a week day from 7am to 10am and 3pm to 6pm, and avoiding any school holidays or other factors which may skew results. 

This base PV2 value is then adjusted to take account of local factors such as the age of those crossing, the composition of passing traffic, the number of pedestrian accidents and the number of trip attractors such as schools, doctors’ surgeries, shops etc.

A location with an adjusted PV2 value of 1 or higher (2 or higher on a dual carriageway) would be considered for a puffin crossing, locations with a value of 0.3 or higher would be considered for a suite of measures that includes a zebra crossing, refuge island or pavement build-outs.  If a very low PV2 value is achieved no additional crossing facilities may be recommended. 

 

 

Why We Are Consulting

A crossing assessment was recently undertaken on West Granton Road in the vicinity of the pedestrian access to the supermarket.  Following this assessment it was decided to narrow down the carriageway and construct a pedestrian refuge island at this point, as shown on the attached plan. The close vicinity of crossing facilities to the west and east of this site rules out the use of a signal controlled crossing.

We wish to gather local opinion on the location and type of crossing proposed at this site.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Natural neighbourhood area - Granton/Waterfont
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Granton/West Pilton

Audiences

  • Residents
  • Road users

Interests

  • Road safety