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Traffic management

Traffic management involves the use of a range of measures to help keep all users of the highway moving safely.

These measures are provided in accordance with Department for Transport guidelines. They include:

  • Speed limits
  • Traffic calming
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • School safety zones
  • Road markings
  • Traffic signs
  • Junction improvements
  • Cycle facilities

Have your say:

Lawe Top Area, South Shields - Road Safety Scheme

South Tyneside Council is committed to reducing road traffic accidents and improving road safety particularly for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. In this instance the proposals will reduce the speed limit around a local primary school and the adjoining residential streets. In addition it is proposed to improve safe walking routes around Hadrian Primary School

The proposed scheme has been split into 2 phases:

  • Phase 1 - The proposals consist of the implementation of a zebra crossing on Bearing Street, and pedestrian crossing improvements on Fort Street. This is to make a safe route to school for Children that attend Hadrian Primary School. Phase 1 is now complete.
  • Phase 2 - The proposals consist of the implementation of  a 20mph speed limit, including the relevant terminal signs on the entrance to the zone, repeater signs and road markings throughout.

The plan shows the proposed 20mph zone: Lawe Top - 20mph Zone0B

If you wish to comment or have any questions with regard to these proposals please send your comments to trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

Cleadon Park Area, South Shields - 20mph Zone

In our ongoing efforts to improve road safety in residential areas it is proposed to install a 20mph zone in the Cleadon Park Area, South Shields.

The scheme will include the installation of relevant terminal signs on the entrance to the zone as well as repeater signs and road markings throughout.

The plan below shows the proposed scheme:

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If you wish to comment on these proposals please send your comments to trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

Leander Drive Area, Boldon Colliery - 20mph Zone

In our ongoing efforts to improve road safety in residential areas it is proposed to install a 20mph zone in Leander Drive, Boldon Colliery.

The scheme will include the installation of relevant terminal signs on the entrance to the zone as well as repeater signs and road markings throughout.

The plan below shows the proposed scheme:

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If you wish to comment on these proposals please send your comments to trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

Sullivan Walk, Hebburn - 20mph Zone

In our ongoing efforts to improve road safety in residential areas it is proposed to install a 20mph zone in Sullivan Walk, Hebburn.

The scheme will include the installation of relevant terminal signs on the entrance to the zone as well as repeater signs and road markings throughout.

The plan below shows the proposed scheme:

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If you wish to comment on these proposals please send your comments to trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

Campbell Park Road , Hebburn - School Safety Scheme

As part of the 2019/20 LTP programme the Traffic and Road Safety team are looking to propose the installation of a new signalised crossing on Campbell Park Road to the south of its junction with Adair Way.

It is felt the proposals will improve road safety in the area by creating a safer crossing provision on Campbell Park through the installation of a toucan crossing. The proposed crossing will provide a link from the existing shared use cycleway / footway to local schools and provide a safe crossing 24 hours per day.

The plan below shows the proposed scheme:

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If you wish to comment on these proposals please send your comments to trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

St Georges Avenue, South Shields - Access Restriction

As part of South Tyneside Council's ongoing commitments to improve road safety in the borough it is proposed to implement an access restriction from Cemetery Approach onto St Georges Avenue. The access restriction should help address concerns of vehicles using Readhead Road and Tynedale Road to avoid the signalised junction at Sunderland Road / Grosvenor Road when travelling towards Highfield Road from King Georges Avenue.

The plan below shows the proposed scheme:

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If you wish to comment on these proposals please send your comments to trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

Springwell Road , Jarrow - School Safety Scheme

As part of the 2019/20 LTP programme the Traffic and Road Safety team are looking to propose the installation of a new signalised crossing at the junction of Springwell Road and Borough Road.

The proposals originated following concerns relating to road safety in the area, particularly around school start and finish times. The scheme consists of increasing the footway space at the junction of Borough Road and Springwell Road to allow for the provision of a signalised crossing on Springwell Road. It will also be necessary to narrow Borough Road at the junction and install a No Entry restriction as result of increased footway space. The no entry restriction will prevent motorists from accessing Borough Road from Springwell Road but will still allow the reverse manoeuvre.

There will also be some amendments to the existing parking restrictions in the area to relocate available kerb side parking.

It is felt the proposals will improve road safety in the area by;

  • Creating a safer crossing provision on Springwell Road through the installation of a signalised crossing

  • Reducing crossing distance on Borough Road as a result of the footway widening

  • Increasing footway space for pedestrians during busy periods

  • Reducing vehicle movements on Borough Road following the implementation of the No Entry restriction

The plan below shows the proposed scheme:

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If you wish to comment on these proposals please send your comments to trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

Frequently Asked Questions


What is traffic calming?

Traffic calming features are physical measures on roads used to reduce vehicle speeds. It can take the form a number of features including humps, cushions, build-outs and chicanes.

What is a speed cushion?

Raised rectangular mounds on the carriageway with tapered sides. They can be laid in a single, double can be one, two or three, depending on the width of the road. They are not as effective as humps but do give emergency vehicles and buses a smoother ride. Typical dimensions for each cushion 3750mm x 1600mm x 75mm

What is a 20mph Zone?

20mph zones are designed to be "self-enforcing" speed limits due to traffic calming measures which are introduced along with the change in the speed limit. Traffic calming measures along with signage and road markings are used to both physically and visually reinforce the speed limit.

What is a puffin crossing?

Pedestrian user friendly signal controlled crossing. The pedestrian signal is on the nearside next to the push button rather than on the far side as on a pelican crossing. The crossing has sensors which can detect if pedestrians are crossing slowly and hold the traffic longer if necessary. If a pedestrian were to press the button and cross or walk off before the green man signal the sensors will cancel the request.

What is a zebra crossing?

Zebra crossings have two sets of flashing amber beacons. They have an area of road between them that's painted in black and white stripes. Drivers are legally obliged to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross.

If I am not happy, how do i object to any of the above?

Formal notification of proposals will be displayed via a Legal Notice. The notice will be displayed on site and in the local press. During the notice period objection or support for proposals must be made in writing to the address displayed on the notice or to   trafficandroadsafety@southtyneside.gov.uk

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