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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.”