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Plans to site a number of speed-activated signs along a busy Stirling route have been welcomed by a local councillor.

Stirling East SNP councillor Alison Laurie (pictured) has welcomed Stirling Council’s commitment to buying the signs, to be installed along Pike Road in a bid to reduce driver speed.

Councillor Laurie’s first action as a newly-elected councillor earlier this year was to write to residents throughout Broomridge, seeking their view on how to make the Pike Road area safer for drivers and pedestrian­s.

Having made representa­tions to council officers, the local authority has responded by identifyin­g areas near crossing areas where activated signs would improve safety.

It is believed the signs are scheduled to be installed by January 7.

Councillor Laurie said: “It is clear that safety on the Pike Road is a key concern in the community due to the number of drivers who do not obey the 30mph speed limit.

“I was grateful to receive a good number of responses to my consultati­on with the community which helped me inform council officers as to what residents expected in how we approached this issue.

“The installati­on of vehicle activated signs will be welcomed by many residents in the Broomridge area, however we must continue to assess what can be done to make our local roads safer for pedestrian­s and drivers — and I would urge anyone with concerns or ideas to get in touch with me by emailing me at”

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