The Ash Hill Road Zebra crossing has now been completed by Surrey County Council (SCC). Work started at the beginning of November 2022 and included the reinstatement of the public footpath to provide access to the crossing. The open ground surrounding the crossing will be re-seeded to promote the growth of grass. completed
Who to use Zebra Crossing
Zebra crossings are easily identified by the distinctive black and white stripes painted on the road and the flashing orange belisha beacons. Zebra crossings are controlled crossings where pedestrians have a legal priority over vehicles without the use of traffic signals. This can make them safer than they first appear as the pedestrian must ensure that the traffic has seen them and stopped before crossing the road.
Drivers approaching a zebra or parallel crossing should do so with caution, as any pedestrian who steps onto the crossing or cyclist starting across has priority. Drivers must stop and give way.
Why the crossing is needed?
The users of Victoria hall have often found it challenging to access the parking at Coronation Gardens as it is located on the opposite side of the road. Its users have long since called for a safe crossing. Equally, residents have complained that the traffic on Ash Hill road is frequent and fast-moving. This crossing will now make accessing the play equipment and green spaces north of Ash Hill Road safer for all residents.