Councillor Alastair Majury on Calls for Pedestrian Crossings in Dunblane
Local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan councillor Alastair Majury has taken up the call from a number of residents for additional pedestrian crossings to be installed in Dunblane. The locations in question are the pedestrian crossing across the B8033 to the Dunblane Community Centre and M&S, and the Doune Rd near the Grant Drive and Wallace Rd junctions.
Councillor Alastair Majury has previously successfully lobbied for surface improvements to the B8033 pedestrian crossings making this crossing more suitable for pedestrians who have less mobility. The B8033 is currently subject to a controversial proposal which does not have the backing of a majority of the community to impose a 20mph limit on the former dual carriageway through Dunblane which was the A9 prior to the bypass. This proposal would see a 20mph limit introduced on the non-residential road leading to the residential streets of Doune Rd or Perth Rd which are to remain as 30mph limit roads.
Councillor Alastair Majury is also looking to increase the safety of both Dunblane Primary School and Dunblane High School pupils who cross the Doune Rd near the Grant Drive and Wallace Rd junctions. Safety had previously been improved when former Stirling MP (Lord) Micheal Forsyth succeeded in moving the national speed limit from driver’s sight lines when they approach the junction, however subsequently Stirling Council introduced a 40mph buffer zone, starting from the location of the old national speed limit, and placing 40mph limit signs in clear view of drivers near this well used crossing point.
Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“A number of residents have highlighted that 20mph limits do not increase pedestrian safety as they are aware of the negligible impact on speed that these limits have. Removing the 40mph buffer zone, and placing zebra crossings at these entrances to Dunblane would increase pedestrian safety and be far more effective, than this unwanted 20mph limit on the B8033.
I have asked officers to look into the possibility of placing zebra crossings at these locations, and removing this buffer zone. There are other safety issues with the Doune Rd that I have also highlighted to officers.”
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