Speed limit welcomed
Parents like 20mph idea
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.