It is time to act
I WROTE recently about a woman tourist whom who was struggling to cross Lochavullin Drive between Tesco and Homebase because she was in a motability scooter and there was a dropped kerb on only one side of the road.
Then we were approached last week by a blind regular visitor, John McQuade, who complained of a lack of tactile paving at crossing points.
Argyll and Bute Council has said it has an ongoing programme of maintenance and that it will consider the complaint from Mr McQuade and decide if remedial action is required.
That comes on the back of the laudable upgrading works to the town centre that were completed last year. Indeed, the council is to be highly commended for its efforts to improve central areas of Oban.
But these are two crucial road safety issues where people’s wellbeing is compromised.
It is important council officers act swiftly to rectify these shortcomings. Three weeks after I first highlighted the Locha-vullin Drive problem, nothing has been done.
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