Parking putting safety at risk near Lenzie school

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ROAD hogs need to be given a lesson in safety at a busy primary school.

That’s the view of a concerned resident who claims cars parked outside Millersneuk Primary, in Lenzie, are creating a danger for other drivers.

‘Keep Clear’ markings and zig-zag lines have been painted on the road to prevent people from parking, but one resident says more needs to be done.

He told the Herald: “When parents arrive to pick up their children they are now parking their cars on the pavement along Lindsaybeg Road, towards Eastergarngaber Road roundabout.

“It’s making it a gamble for other road users trying to get onto Lindsaybeg Road.

“There is no way you can see if any other vehicles are coming without pulling out onto the road.”

He added: “Over time the council will have to install bollards to stop them from parking.

“This is another reason why inconsiderate behaviour by a few is costing our already financially stretched council more expenditure.”

A police spokesperson said: “We have not had any complaints about parking at Millersneuk Primary.

“If people are parking there, they shouldn’t be. Schools tend to put out notices asking people not to park. If anyone is concerned they can contact us on 0141 532 4400.”

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “There are a number of road safety measures already in place around Millersneuk Primary.

“Lay-by parking is available for parents close to the school, a part-time 20mph speed limit is in force during school hours, traffic calming is in place and there are zig zag and other line markings around the school.

“There are also two school crossing patrols in close proximity to the school.”

He added: “We intend to refurbish the white line markings at the rear of the school in Carron Crescent during the summer holidays.

“We are always happy to speak to anyone about road safety issues to understand their concerns.

“Strathclyde Police can take action against drivers who are parking illegally or in an obstructive manner.”

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