Villagers want action on speeding drivers
Glasinfryn TRAFFIC calming measures should be introduced at a Gwynedd village after concerns were raised about speeding motorists, villagers warn.
Safety humps, rumble strips and a 20 mile per hour speed limit were discussed at a public meeting at Glasinfryn, near Bangor.
The meeting was arranged by Gwynedd councillor Menna Baines after concerns about speeding vehicles threatening pedestrian safety in the village.
Many residents said they were concerned large lorries were being driven through the village causing congestion and damage on some occasions as the road is not suitable for such vehicles.
Another concern raised was the increasing number of late-night drivers racing their cars through the village.
During the meeting residents were encouraged by a police officer to report anti-social driving as the police need to gather evidence to act upon such incidents.
After the meeting, Cllr Baines, who represents the residents of Glasinfryn, Waen Wen and Cae-rhun, said: “The safety of residents is paramount, so it’s good that we’ve been able to raise these issues with the appropriate authorities.”
Arfon AM Siân Gwenllian added: “It’s clear the residents of Glasinfryn have had enough of the speeding traffic that drives through the village.
“The narrow roads of villages like Glasinfryn weren’t built to deal with so many vehicles or such large ones.
“We hope to be able to work with the villagers, the county council and the police to look for a solution to this problem which has been worrying local people for a number years.”
Gwynedd Council’s Traffic Unit confirmed traffic data collection equipment would be installed in the village as a first step.
Cllr Menna Baines (left) and Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian at the meeting. Left: