£20k for a pedestrian refuge as 22 schemes of neighbourhood works approved, residents’ parking studies cost £10k each
You think your busy road needs a pedestrian refuge. How badly do you want it? Would you still want one if you knew how much it would cost the city council to install it?
The cost turns out to be around £20,000. At least, that’s the budget for a refuge on Welford Road, near Muston Gardens. Some pedestrian crossing facilities are pricier. There’s £50,000 allocated for a pelican crossing on Gypsy Lane near Woodgreen Road. One on Glenfield Road, near Christ the King school, is budgeted for at £85,000.
Last week, city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby signed off on these and 20 other schemes related to crossings, parking, traffic calming and cycle paths. Referred to as local environmental works, the schemes cost £635,000 for the year 2015-16. Most will come from this year’s capital funding. Around £185,000 is carried over from the previous year.
The neighbourhood improvements are organised by ward and are intended to reflect local priorities, such as crossings and pavement parking. They also cover the replacement of diseased and dangerous street trees.
One of the largest allocations, a tenth of the total spend, is for cycle and footway links in Gleneagles Walk in Troon ward. The smallest is for £5,000 for Doncaster Road seating area in Belgrave. Two feasibility studies for residents’ parking areas are planned, costing £10,000 each, in Clarendon Park and St Matthews.
See the table below for the full programme of works.
Leicester City Council environmental works 2015-16
|Abbey||St Margarets Way Central Reservation||£15,000||Gateway & pocket public realm improvements|
|Aylestone||Grace Road & Sanvey Lane Areas Controlled Pavement Parking Scheme Feasibility *||£10,000||Parking scheme projects|
|Beaumont Leys||Malham Close Parking Area Provision||£20,000||Parking laybys, parking areas & verge hardening|
|Belgrave||Doncaster Rd Seating Area||£5,000||Gateway & pocket public realm improvements|
|Castle||Clarendon Park Residents Parking Scheme Feasibility||£10,000||Parking scheme projects|
|Castle||Specific allocation within policy provision funding for 2015/16 to address planting scheme||£50,000||Vaughan Way central reservation improvements|
|Eyres Monsell||Roche Close Parking Layby Area||£40,000||Parking laybys, parking areas & verge hardening|
|Knighton||Welford Road Pedestrian Refuge (Muston Gardens)||£20,000||Pedestrian crossing facilities|
|Rushey Mead||Braemar Drive Area Controlled Pavement Parking Scheme *||£25,000||Parking scheme projects|
|Rushey Mead & Belgrave||Melton Road Side Streets Controlled Pavement Parking Scheme *||£25,000||Parking scheme projects|
|Spinney Hills||Bradbourne Road One- way System||£20,000||Highway safety scheme requests|
|Stoneygate||Bartholomew Street Traffic Calming Alterations||£25,000||Speeding traffic issues; one way system & local|
|Stoneygate||Evington Footpath||£10,000||Gateway & pocket public realm improvements|
|Thurncourt||Wendy Close Parking Layby Area||£40,000||Parking laybys, parking areas & verge hardening|
|Troon||Gypsy Lane Pelican Crossing (Woodgreen Road)||£50,000||Pedestrian crossing facilities|
|Troon||Gleneagles Walk*||£65,000||Cycle & footway links|
|Various Citywide||Pram & Wheelchair Crossing Requests Programme||£10,000||Pedestrian crossing facilities|
|Various Citywide||New Local Traffic Regulation Order Requests (e.g. double yellow line restrictions)||£30,000||Miscellaneous parking control interventions|
|Various Citywide||Bollards, Cycle Racks and Railings (local pedestrian safety and parking issues)||£40,000||Miscellaneous parking control interventions|
|Various Citywide||Replace diseased trees in conservation areas||£30,000||Replacement of street trees|
|Western||Glenfield Road (Christ the King School) Pelican Crossing*||£85,000||Pedestrian crossing facilities|
|Wycliffe||St Matthews Residents Parking Scheme Feasibility||£10,000||Parking scheme projects|