Parents and pupils step up fight for road safety improvements

Margaret McCreedy with her sons Matthew and Joshua, both pupils at Whiteabbey Primary School, trying to make it across the busy Jordanstown Road. INNT25-503CON Photo by Darragh Casey
Margaret McCreedy with her sons Matthew and Joshua, both pupils at Whiteabbey Primary School, trying to make it across the busy Jordanstown Road. INNT25-503CON Photo by Darragh Casey
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DOZENS of schoolchildren and their parents were set to take to the streets of Jordanstown today (Thursday, June 23) in a public plea for improved pedestrian safety measures in the area.

A group of concerned parents calling themselves ‘Cross the Jordanstown Road’ have organised the ‘Big Morning Out’ - three ‘walking buses’ from Lynda Avenue, Mount Pleasant and Lenamore to Whiteabbey Primary School to publicise the difficulties local pedestrians and cyclists, particularly schoolchildren, face when trying to cross the Jordanstown Road in the mornings during rush hour traffic.

There has been no school crossing patrol person on the busy road since October last year when the ‘lollipop man’ was injured after being struck by a car.

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