Safety first at bad junction
Improvements drive in community
Work is underway to eradicate a danger junction in St Ninians.
Concerns had been raised over the stretch of Glasgow Road, at its junction with Barnsdale Road and Stirling Council have now stepped in to improve safety with the introduction of a new puffin crossing.
A puffin crossing has its sequences controlled by sensors mounted on the lights, rather than a timer.
The sensors detect if any pedestrians are on the crossing and control the colour of the lights accordingly.
Borestone Community Council had long been campaigning to improve the safety of the problem intersection.
Community council secretary, Morag Fulton said: “Over the past few years Borestone Community Council have heard from several residents that they have difficulty crossing the lower part of Glasgow Road near to Barnsdale Road.
“Many people have indicated that after darkness comes down they simply will not use the underpass, despite new lighting being installed and some have stated that they are simply not fit enough to use the underpass.
“Some residents have made a direct appeal to us regarding the need for a controlled crossing near to Barnsdale Road. On behalf of the residents the community council took this matter up with Stirling Council and we are pleased that the concerns have been listened to and action is being taken.”
A spokesperson for Stirling Council said: “Stirling Council has a strong road safety record and we regularly review our network to identify opportunities to enhance our roads.
“Following feedback from Borestone Community Council, we are developing a new puffin crossing at the junction between Glasgow Road and Barnsdale Road to further improve pedestrian safety.
“Works will be completed during off-peak times to minimise any traffic impact.”
It’s expected that the works will be completed by November 10. Month through a familyfriendly environmentthemed event.
Along with games, quizzes, bingo, information stalls, food, refreshments and activities for children, there was a talk from speaker Ronier Deumeni of African Challenge Scotland and music from singer Brina. Keynote speaker was Mukami McCrum.
A CSREC spokesperson said: “We had a fun and informative environment
New puffin crossing to further improve pedestrian safety