We are responsible for the location and maintenance of pedestrian crossings in Dudley.
Every year Dudley Council receive requests for zebra or light controlled crossings from residents. Although each request is taken on its own merits, the following factors are taken into consideration in assessing the need for a crossing:
- the record of personal injury accidents, including those involving pedestrians
- the volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic
- the potential for conflict between pedestrians and vehicles
- the difficulty that pedestrians face from traffic speed
- the length of time pedestrians have to wait before they can cross
- the location e.g. close to stations or town centres
- pedestrian routes used by children walking to school
- locations that may be used in particular by the elderly or disabled
As well as requests from the public, possible sites are identified from accident records, and a detailed study of the sites to assess the problems and possible solutions then takes place. If these studies show that signals or crossings are warranted then the location is considered for inclusion in the pedestrian facilities works programme. Please note that a pedestrian crossing does not necessarily lower the accident rate on the road.
If you would like to know more about the provision of pedestrian crossings please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Here are the different types of crossings available, follow the links to find out how pedestrians and drivers should use them.
Requests for new pedestrian crossings
If you would like to request a new facility please use our Pedestrian Crossing Request Form