Coun­cil­lors hold talks with trans­port chiefs

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Coun­cil­lors have this week held “con­struc­tive” talks with trans­port chiefs as they aim to ad­dress lo­cals’ con­cerns about cy­cle lanes.

Cam­bus­lang coun­cil­lor Richard Tul­lett said elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the town had held a meet­ing with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil of­fi­cials af­ter be­ing in­un­dated with com­plaints from lo­cals.

He told the Re­former: “We held con­struc­tive dis­cus­sions with the roads and trans­porta­tion de­part­ment in which we were able to raise all the con­cerns which lo­cal res­i­dents have raised with us re­gard­ing con­sul­ta­tion with the gen­eral pub­lic; the in­creas­ing width of the cy­cle lanes com­pared to what was put in place last year; the use of nar­rower streets by drivers who are seek­ing to avoid us­ing Cam­bus­lang Main Street; and the on­go­ing mon­i­tor­ing that will be needed to tackle the ad­di­tional wait­ing times that drivers have faced in the last few weeks.

“We were also ad­vised that new traf­fic lights are to be in­stalled on the Main Street that should be more re­spon­sive to traf­fic build­ing up and are there­fore aimed at im­prov­ing traf­fic flow, par­tic­u­larly at peak times.

“There will also be con­tact made with lo­cal busi­nesses to dis­cuss the impact on them.”

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