Calls for crossing outside Stoke-on-Trent mosque as pedestrians are knocked over


Safety measures are to be installed on a busy road – after pedestrians were knocked down by speeding cars.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has consulted residents and traders after complaints about the speed of traffic on Regent Road, in Hanley.

The work will be carried out between the junctions with Hinde Street and The Parkway.

It includes:

  • Eleven new parking spaces between the junctions of Shirley Road and Houghton Street;
  • A new shared-use footway and cycleway;
  • A narrower carriageway with increased crossing points and dropped kerbs for pedestrians and cyclists.

But pedestrian surveys have found that the street’s footfall does not justify or meet the criteria for a zebra crossing.

Mohammed Khan, aged 44, of Al Madina Tours, says there is a problem with parking on Regent Road.

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He said: “We get a ticket every other day. People park here and go into town so there is no parking for customers. We can’t even find anywhere to park.

“We are hoping for permits so people can’t park here and go into town.

“It is a busy road. One or two people have been knocked over walking across from the mosque. I would like a crossing. As soon as motorists see a straight road they start speeding.”

Husain Karami, aged 22, from Fabiz convenience store, added: “The road is really dangerous. Children keep running across the road. There needs to be a crossing near the mosque so no-one gets knocked over. There have been a few knocked over and I have seen old people trying to cross the road and having to wait a very long time before it is safe for them to do so.”





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