Call for more action to help slow down speedy motorists

MORE traffic calming measures could be introduced in a busy area of Bearsden in a bid to improve public safety.

Residents have raised concerns about the volume and speed of traffic in Kessington and submitted petitions to the council last year.

Following a meeting in the area, measures already introduced include installing ‘blind summit’ and ‘staggered junction ahead’ signs in Rannoch Drive near Glendaruel.

The council has looked at installing a pedestrian crossing in Boclair Road, but surveys have revealed that there is not enough demand for it and the possible location would disturb residents and could lead to complaints.

However, during last week’s development and infrastructure committee, the LibDem group put forward a motion asking the council to move forward with a proposal for placing a pedestrian crossing at the site.

LibDem Councillor Vaughan Moody said: “Boclair Road is very busy particularly during rush hour and residents have come to us saying there is still an issue.

“It would be good to further improve safety on the road. I think most local people would disagree with the claim that there is not enough demand for a crossing.

“It was a cross party agreement that we move forward with proposals for a pedestrian crossing.”

The council’s roads service is also considering whether to place 20mph speed signs around Killermont Primary.

The area does not meet with national criteria to make it suitable for mandatory 20 mph limit and the area is already covered by ‘20s plenty’ signs.

But concerned residents say that mandatory signs would help slow down drivers.

Meanwhile, an additional solar speed sign in Rannoch Drive, near Glendaruel, could be installed if cash is available.

Chicanes are also being considered as part of proposals for the area.