Bumping up safety to cut down on speeds in Lennoxtown and Kirkintilloch

Bencloich Road, Lennoxtown. 12.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Bencloich Road, Lennoxtown. 12.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

FRESH efforts will be made to put the brakes on dodgy drivers.

Councillors have agreed to progress proposals for seven speed bumps on Bencloich Road in Lennoxtown and two in Gartshore Road in Kirkintilloch.

Meanwhile, residents are being consulted over plans to introduce traffic calming measures in Loch Road, Kirkintilloch.

Pedestrians have been injured during accidents in Bencloich Road in recent years, which has a 30mph speed limit.

It’s also proposed to provide a wide bypass for bikes on both sides of the bumps.

Residents in the area will now be consulted on the plans for both roads.

David Carlin, chairperson of Campsie Community Council, said: “I think traffic calming would make a big difference – we have been asking for it over the years. There is a problem with vehicles going too fast.

“It’s an area with a lot of elderly people and young ones.

“The majority of people who live in the area are delighted that there could be traffic calming.”

The proposals for Gartshore Road come after road safety issues were raised over children crossing the road by Gartconner and St Agatha’s primary school communities.

Meanwhile, Loch Road is also in line for safety improvements.

Head of roads and neighbourhood services, David Devine, said: “The proposal to introduce traffic calming measures in Loch Road, Kirkintilloch, currently involve a consultation with the residents, which is to be completed by Friday, September 2.

“The feedback from residents will then be used to determine what measures might be taken and this would then be brought to committee for approval on the way forward.”

MEASURES: Bencloich Road in Lennoxtown is pictured.