Cross over Bishopbriggs traffic chaos? Help is at hand!

Bishopbriggs Cross. Councill Billy Hendry at new filter light and lane 15.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Bishopbriggs Cross. Councill Billy Hendry at new filter light and lane 15.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

ACTION is being taken to help traffic-choked Bishopbriggs Cross.

A filter signal has been put in place at the traffic lights on Kenmure Avenue for motorists turning left into Kirkintilloch Road.

The move comes as a solution for the long-running problem of motorists turning right into Kirkintilloch Road against the lights from Springfield Road at the other end of the Cross - often while the ‘green man’ was on and people were attempting to cross the road.

For years, campaigners have said the traffic chaos at the Cross, for both drivers and pedestrians, was a serious accident waiting to happen. A spokesperson for Bishopbriggs Community Council said: “This is excellent news.

“The situation was that someone was going to be hurt.

“This solution came from the community and from the taxi drivers who use the Cross everyday.”

The spokesperson added: “The council deserves a lot of credit for listening to the community and moving so swiftly to make it happen. That’s the sign of a good community working together.”

Councillor Billy Hendry, deputy leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that local business people, local community activists and the council have all done their bit to make this possible.

“It’ll make life easier for car drivers and enhance pedestrian safety. This is great news for Bishopbriggs.”

DELIGHTED: Councillor Billy Hendry is pictured at the new filter signal at Bishopbriggs Cross.