Community Streets Mixenden - Ash Green

Key details

Proposals to reduce traffic and build a safe and healthy environment for people of all ages to walk, cycle, rest and play in the streets around Ash Green.

Funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Department for Transport.

Current status

Concept (In Progress)
Development (Pending)
Construction (Pending)
Evaluation (Pending)

Community Streets Mixenden - Ash Green

Plans

The Ash Green active travel neighbourhood proposals include:

Junctions and road layouts

Raised table crossings and wider pavements slow down vehicle traffic and create more space for walking and cycling and other forms of active travel. No through roads allow access for residents while reducing traffic significantly.

Trees

Avenues of street trees provide natural shade and shelter, 'rain garden' verges provide sustainable and natural drainage.

Green space

New green spaces and improvements to existing ones. Changes to roads will slow down traffic and provide more space for people walking, cycling or using wheelchairs or prams.

These proposals complement active travel neighbourhood proposals in Ling Bob and Pellon.

 

Benefits

With these proposals for Ash Green we aim to: 

  • encourage walking, scooting and cycling 
  • make school streets safer and more attractive
  • make the neighbourhood a safer place for playing outside
  • create places to rest and interact with neighbours
  • build attractive places for people and wildlife

The benefits for the area include:

Fewer vehicles

The changes will reduce the number of vehicles and the speed they travel close to Ash Green Community Primary School. This will result in a reduction of emissions, and safer streets.

Health

The changes have been designed to make walking, cycling and other forms of active travel an easier and more attractive option for people. The benefits of active travel and physical activity are well documented and range from positive effect on mood and mental health to better heart health.

Sense of community

We’re hoping to make the area a more pleasant place to spend time, and a place where children are more likely to play outside together.

Nature

Greater biodiversity and natural solutions for sustainable drainage.

 

Design

The plans are in the draft stage and subject to consultation.

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Sunny Bank Road and Ash Tree Gardens

Both roads to become one-way no-through roads in the vicinity of Ash Green Community Primary school. Resident’s parking spaces clearly marked to stop pavement parking. Raised crossings at the junctions with Mixenden Road prioritise people walking and cycling.

Mixenden Road

Two new raised crossings on Mixenden Road provide safer routes to the school.

Green space and street trees

The green space to the west of the school to be enlarged and adapted to include informal play elements, shade and shelter from new trees, places to sit and rain gardens. 

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Progress

May 2022

We are consulting on the details of the latest proposals. Please take a moment to give us your feedback and any comments you would like to make on the proposals. The consultation period runs between Friday 6 May and midnight on Sunday 5 June 2022. 

You can:

Your views are important so please let us know what you think.

Funding

This project was made possible through funding from:

  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire
  • Calderdale Council