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Plains traf­fic calm­ing

Ad­ver­tiser read­ers shared plenty of views on Face­book on the news that Plains com­mu­nity coun­cil is cam­paign­ing for the in­stal­la­tion of speed bumps in the vil­lage.

The call fol­lows an in­ci­dent in which a young girl was struck by a ve­hi­cle on Bruce Street.

Com­mu­nity coun­cil mem­bers have asked for traf­fic calm­ing to tackle “an ever-in­creas­ing amount of reck­less and anti-so­cial driv­ing in the vil­lage”.

North La­nark­shire Coun­cil is cur­rently as­sess­ing the re­quest re­lat­ing to busy Bruce Street, near the joint pri­mary schools cam­pus.

Alan Toner noted: “You need them in more streets than just that one – they’re needed in ev­ery street; and that’s be­fore you even con­sider the clowns on the mo­tor­bikes revving at all hours and fly­ing up and down the pave­ments.

“Only a mat­ter of time un­til some­one is killed.”

Michelle Bro­phy agreed: “They need them in ev­ery street, not just Bruce Street – it’s like Knock­hill.”

Jenna Pe­den posted: “Jarvie Av­enue is a ter­ri­ble street, kids al­ways out play­ing and cars fly­ing up and down! Don’t think the cam­eras pick up on any­thing so point­less them be­ing there.”

Alan Toner said: “If it’s not bikes, it’s quads. No re­gard what­so­ever for the shock­ing noise they make or the nui­sance they cause to de­cent peo­ple.”

Pauline Sul­li­van sug­gested: “Start with Main Street. It’s a race track from leav­ing Clark­ston til reach­ing Calder­cruix with no traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures at all! Been on to the coun­cil­lors but not in­ter­ested!”

Res­i­dents of other Mon­k­lands neigh­bour­hoods noted that their ar­eas also have traf­fic is­sues.

Ali­cia Kerr posted: “Shaw­head is the same. They mount the kerbs so they miss the speed bumps. Doesn’t help ei­ther when wee twits rev up cars and wheel spin.”

Stu­art Robert­son agreed: “We have [speed bumps] in Calder­cruix and the id­iots still fly up and down our street.”

Alis­tair Cameron said: “Air­driehill Street needs some form of calm­ing too!”

Mean­while, Face­book read­ers gave the thumbs-up to Coat­bridge friends Chris Sayle and Siob­han Cun­ning, who com­pleted an epic 852-mile trek of SPFL foot­ball grounds to raise £5000.

Tommy Adams posted: “Amaz­ing”, and Siob­han re­sponded to the com­ments, say­ing: “Thanx guys.”

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