Councillor Alastair Majury on Calls for HGV Ban in Dunblane
A number of residents and the Dunblane Community Council have raised concerns about the number of HGVs travelling through Dunblane have increased since the 2017 bridge works, in order to avoid queues at the Keir roundabout. In particular the safety of other road users of the city’s Perth Rd, and other issues being regular HGV parking along the former dual carriageway on the B8033.
Stirling Council has data available prior to the bridge works from 2010, however they only have data available during the bridge works, and not after the works. As a result of an enquiry from local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury, the council’s Network Management have requested a new traffic survey be undertaken. Although the council currently estimates that levels are still below those levels experienced in the mid-2000’s, with HGV’s now making up approximately 6% of all vehicle movements.
However, given the recent efforts to encourage ‘active travel’ through the addition of news crossings which appear to be working well, and the advisory cycle lanes added to Perth Rd means that it would be safer to minimise the number of HGV’s using this route. Accordingly, Councillor Alastair Majury is meeting with officers on Tuesday 10th December to discuss this issue along with other road safety issues facing Dunblane. The long-term solution to reducing traffic along this road is to upgrade the Keir roundabout per expert opinion, those wishing to support this option can sign Cllr Majury’s petition here: https://www.change.org/p/transport-scotland-upgrade-the-keir
Local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“HGVs shouldn’t be using Dunblane as a shortcut when they have the A9 & M9 roads to use, if the congestion at the Keir roundabout is causing them problems then they should support my campaign to see this roundabout upgraded. Whilst my long-term goal remains seeing the Keir roundabout being upgraded, I am meeting with officers in order to request that HGVs are restricted from using the Perth Rd as a short cut. The safety of my fellow residents must come above HGVs saving a few minutes journey time.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.