Following a meeting in May this year with local MSP Bruce Crawford, community members and ward Councillors, on safer speeds on the A85 into Crianlarich from Stirling, Transport Scotland has committed to a “high level review” of the area.
The meeting was called following a number of residents and business owners contacting Mr Crawford with complaints of some vehicles travelling too quickly as they come into the village.
In an email to Mr Crawford, Transport Scotland have detailed that so far they have:
- Visited residents on the road into the village to assess how they could help with visibility by cutting back foliage etc.
- Raised residents’ concerns with Police Scotland.
- Replaced and upgraded the part time 20mph signs in the village – the new signs are able to record traffic speeds which will be used as part of the review.
The email from Transport Scotland to Mr Crawford also said:
“We did commit to undertaking a high level review of what measures could potentially be introduced to enhance the gateway on the eastern approach to Crianlarich with a view to encouraging drivers to reduce their speeds which will focus on the use of road markings. We anticipate this review will be complete by late summer/early autumn. Next steps will be dependent on the outcome of this high level review and any measures will be subject to consideration of wider priorities and resources at that time.”
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“This is a positive response from Transport Scotland, following the concerns of a number of people across the local community having been voiced at a meeting in the village earlier this year.
“I hope to see this resulting in appropriate measures being implemented to help slow down the traffic on the final stretch of road into Crianlarich from the eastern side – especially considering that visibility can be poor for vehicles joining the road from driveways at this point.
“An evidence-based approach is the only way to tackle this issue, so it is important we await the results of this high level review.”