City of Wolverhampton Council’s new toucan crossing over Ring Road St Peters has been completed and switched on today, Monday 7 September.

It provides an additional crossing option, running from where Paternoster Row meets the Ring Road, across the central reservation and over to the Wolverhampton City Archives building.

The toucan crossing will give residents another choice if they prefer not to use to the Molineux Subway.  

It’s one of the schemes aimed at encouraging more active travel in the city centre and is being funded from £350,000 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund.

Councillor Steve Evans, City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: “From when we announced the crossing at the end of July, we have moved swiftly to make sure it has been delivered in a matter of weeks and is ready for people to use to get across the ring road if they’d rather not use the subway.

“We know the subway is heavily used on match days by Wolves fans and football supporters as well as workers, students and shoppers on a daily basis, so I’m sure the new level crossing is a welcome addition for people whether it’s on a busy match day or going about day their daily routine.”

The council has applied for additional funding to enable further active travel infrastructure to be built across the city. 

Other council schemes include, cycle lanes being put into the city centre, pedestrianisation of Victoria Street and additional lane closures to provide more socially distanced pedestrian space. For details visit Wolverhampton Emergency Active Travel Plan