|This was the highway part
of a major Safer Routes to School scheme constructed in 2004. Installing the four roundabouts
along Yarnton Way was just one of the innovative
safety features recommended.
It was proposed too that the carriageway should be
reduced to a single lane in each direction and
have cycle lanes added. This reduced overtaking
and provided more space for traffic to wait in
the now widened central reservation crossovers.
An additional Toucan (cycle and pedestrian)
crossing was installed; secure cycle racks were
introduced at Bexley Business Academy, the focal point for
routes to link up with residential areas to the
north remain to be constructed. The scheme is located in a
relatively poor area of North Bexley and received much support
from an initially nervous local populace.
This scheme has
been most successful. The latest is that the local people would
like at least one further roundabout installed on Yarnton Way.
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