Rutherglen Reformer - - Your Vote matters - Dou­glas Dickie

Nearly 90 per cent of res­i­dents liv­ing on or near Green­lees Road have said speed­ing is a prob­lem on their street.

And a whop­ping 97 per cent reckon there is too much traf­fic on the road.

Res­i­dents were re­spond­ing to a sur­vey car­ried out by the lo­cal branch of the Lib­eral Democrats.

Around 120 peo­ple com­pleted the sur­vey, which looked to gauge opin­ion about traf­fic on the road.

Over three-quar­ters of re­spon­dents said they would sup­port traf­fic lights at the junc­tion of Brown­side Road and Vi­car­land Road, while 91 per cent would sup­port a re­stric­tion on large ve­hi­cles.

A num­ber of prob­lem junc­tions were iden­ti­fied in­clud­ing Brown­side Road and Vi­car­land Road as well as East Kil­bride Road.

Res­i­dents sug­gested a num­ber of cross­ing points in­clud­ing near Kirkhill sta­tion.

Park­ing was high­lighted as an is­sue along with the width of the pave­ment op­po­site the train sta­tion.

Dr Nor­man Rae, who is stand­ing in the Cam­bus­lang West ward for the Lib­eral Democrats, said: “We knew that there were prob­lems on Green­lees Road, but the level of re­sponse has been as­tound­ing.

“Peo­ple liv­ing on and around Green­lees Road are fed up.

“The level of traf­fic they’re hav­ing to deal with is hav­ing a real detri­men­tal ef­fect and it is clear that it needs to be bet­ter man­aged.”

Dr Rae hosted a meet­ing on the is­sue last week.

He added: “We had a re­ally use­ful dis­cus­sion and iden­ti­fied key pri­or­i­ties for change.

“We need more traf­fic con­trol at junc­tions like Brown­side Road/Vi­car­land Road and Taber­na­cle Lane to im­prove safely for driv­ers and pedes­tri­ans, but also to reg­u­late

Ac­tion Dr Nor­man Rae wants to see re­stric­tions im­ple­mented on Green­lees Road

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