STUDENTS are calling for a new subway to under Huddersfield ring road.
Thousands of youngsters use the Trinity Street pedestrian crossing to and from Greenhead College and Huddersfield Technical College every day.
More than 5,000 students attend the Technical College alone.
Now they, their teachers, governors and councillors are calling for a re-think which could include another underpass running parallel with the New North Road subway.
Feasibility projects will begin this summer while work on any changes could start next year. Other suggestions include changing the traffic light sequence.
There is only a small refuge in the centre of the busy dual carriageway leading to a fast slip road not governed by traffic lights.
Earlier this year questionnaires were sent to students and staff at the Technical College asking their views of the current crossings.
About 1,000 were completed and returned. The results are being collated.
Clr Mehboob Khan is a governor of both Huddersfield Technical College and Greenhead College. He said: "We are seriously concerned at the difficulties faced by our students when crossing the ring road. The current pedestrian crossing is inadequate as the central refuge becomes packed with students waiting for the lights.
"Sometimes it's a miracle as to how they get across the ring road - particularly at peak times."
Work would slot into the so-called Huddersfield Renaissance Town Project upgrading the northern section of the centre.
Byram Street, Kirkgate, Westgate and Trinity Street are all to receive a £875,000 face-lift later this year.