Jordanstown families put best foot forward in interests of road safety

The route the children walk can get very busy during the mornings and last year a patrol man was knocked over by a car. INNT26-603con
The route the children walk can get very busy during the mornings and last year a patrol man was knocked over by a car. INNT26-603con

HUNDREDS of children and their parents took to the streets around Jordanstown on Thursday, demanding improved measures to allow them to walk to school safely.

Three ‘walking buses’ organised by a group of concerned parents calling themselves ‘Cross the Jordanstown Road’, provided a supervised walk for pupils to Whiteabbey Primary School on June 23.

The group is putting pressure on the Roads Service to provide a footpath on the Lynda Avenue side of the Jordanstown Road before the railway crossing, and calling for pedestrian traffic lights to be installed in the area.

The group is also keen to see a ‘lollipop man’ stationed along the “treacherous route”. Despite efforts by the school and education board, there has not been a supervised crossing patrol since a lollipop man was struck by a car last October, while helping children cross the busy main road.

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