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28th July 2016

SNP Councillor Calls For Safer Pedestrian Crossings On Glasgow Road

SNP Councillor Calls For Safer Pedestrian Crossings On Glasgow Road

The SNP’s Councillor Gerry McLaughlan has called for pedestrian underpasses to be scrapped to make way for newer, safer controlled pedestrian crossings.

Councillor McLaughlan’s call comes after a further traffic accident was recorded at Borestone Roundabout last week and whilst Stirling Council officials are carrying out a road safety review.

Gerry McLaughlin

Councillor Gerry McLaughlin -concerns over safety for pedestrians on Glasgow Road

Councillor McLaughlan said:

“Glasgow Road is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the Stirling area for pedestrians and drivers alike. There have been three fatalities in the past five years – bringing unimaginable heartache to affected families – as well as numerous other incidents ranging from serious to minor. 

“I am glad that Stirling Council officials are currently conducting a safety review on this road which is due next month and I have requested that Borestone Roundabout be included in this review.

“As we await the subsequent report, I will be calling for pedestrian underpasses to be scrapped and that safe, controlled pedestrian crossings be installed in their place. This has the potential to effectively regulate the traffic flow, making Glasgow Road safer for the numerous local residents who are uncomfortable using it.”