Speed limit wel­comed

Par­ents like 20mph idea

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

Mem­bers of Burn­side Pri­mary’s par­ent coun­cil have wel­comed the plans that would see the speed limit out­side the school re­duced f rom 30mph to 20mph.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil are propos­ing a move to in­tro­duce a Traf­fic Regulation Or­der on part of Blair­beth Road and Glen­lui Av­enue in Burn­side.

The plans will re­duce the speed limit from 30mph to a part- time 20mph on a sec­tion of the road to en­sure driv­ers slow down when chil­dren are trav­el­ling to and from school.

Gerry McGhee, chair of Burn­side Pri­mary’s Par­ent Coun­cil was in full sup­port of the pro­posal.

He said: “It’s an is­sue that has been raised with the par­ent coun­cil on sev­eral oc­ca­sions. We have had lots of dis­cus­sions in the past cou­ple of years about it.

“We are def­i­nitely in favour of any traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures that can re­duce the speed limit be­cause it can get quite hec­tic in the morn­ings and af­ter school.

“There is a nar­row pave­ment out­side the school and we’ve been ask­ing the coun­cil if they can put a lol­lipop lady/ man back on.

“We are very sup­port­ive of any ef­forts to con­trol traf­fic at the school.

“We hope that the coun­cil wi l l in­stall s u f f i c i e nt c o nt r o l mech­a­nisms to en­force the new speed limit. Many par­ents liv­ing in the im­me­di­ate area know that 20mph lim­its are fre­quently ig­nored.”

Head of roads and trans­porta­tion at South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, Gor­don Mackay, said:“As part of the coun­cil’s Schools Mod­erni­sa­tion Pro­ject op­por­tu­ni­ties have been taken to im­prove road safety and ac­cess to schools that are on or near to main roads.

“In this case the in­tro­duc­tion of the part time speed limit will en­sure driv­ers slow down when chil­dren are trav­el­ling to and from the school.

“The or­der will re­strict speed on Blair­beth Road be­tween Hil­lend Road and Craw­furd Av­enue as well as Glen­lui Av­enue.”

Any per­son wish­ing to ob­ject to th­ese pro­pos­als should send de­tails of the grounds for ob­jec­tion in writ­ing to the Head of Roads and Trans­porta­tion Ser­vices, Mon­trose House, 154 Mon­trose Cres­cent, Hamil­ton ML3 6LB by Fri­day, March 25.

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