Traffic calming plans for busy road

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Moves to install road safety measure at an accident blackspot in Bishopbriggs have been welcomed by community leaders.

Earlier this year a pedestrian was hit by a car at the junction of Meadowburn and Inveraray Drive.

East Dunbartonshire Council is proposing to introduce a flat-top speed hump at the location in a bid to force drivers to slow down.

The proposed move has been welcomed by Dominic Notarangelo, chairman of Bishopbriggs Community Council. However, he said that it will only work effectively if it is backed by enforcement.

He told the Herald: “Any method to slow down traffic is generally welcome.

“However, it is only going to be effective in slowing down traffic at that part of the road and they will speed up as they leave the other side.

“It really needs the police there to enforce it.

“Perhaps that road should have a 20mph speed limit.”

Grace Irvine, director of neighbourhood services at East Dunbartonshire Council said: “Following a serious accident on Meadowburn it was agreed to move ahead with proposals to introduce a flat-top speed table at the development and infrastructure committee in May.

“The speed table is designed to slow traffic down and improve road safety for drivers and pedestrians in this residential area.

“We are currently going through the legal process, advertised in the press, which gives local people the opportunity to have their say on the proposals.”

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