New rising bollards to increase pedestrian safety in Wolverhampton

A local authority hopes that newly installed rising bollards will enhance safety and security for pedestrians, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

Wolverhampton Council last year carried out a six-week consultation into plans to increase safety by controlling access to the pedestrianised zone using electronic rising bollards and introducing a new one-way system for delivery vehicles.

The measures became operational on March 14 – and mean general deliveries will only be permitted from 6am to 8.30am and 5pm to 10pm, with new bollards controlling access outside these times.

The bollards will be operated by the council’s urban traffic control centre, meaning access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times. Businesses will be able to request vehicle access outside of the permitted times in exceptional circumstances such as for urgent repairs.

The access control bollards will have safety features including a green/red light warning system, an audio warning message and a detection system that will prevent them from rising if a vehicle is close by.

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