31 JAN 2018

Pollokshields road safety improvements

Following a number of complaints regarding the speed of vehicles in the Pollokshields area, the Council carried out 7 day speed surveys on Maxwell Drive, Albert Drive and Aytoun Road to assess the extent of any speeding problems in these streets. Aytoun Road was chosen for a survey site to give a comparison between the non-traffic calmed streets and one which is traffic calmed.

The results show that a large percentage of vehicles are being driven at speeds which are inappropriate for this type of road. Albert Drive being the greatest cause of concern and the results from Aytoun Road clearly demonstrating that the traffic calming is effective at keeping vehicle speeds to a minimum.

Sustrans (a sustainable transport charity) has awarded funding to the Pollokshields Trust to carry out a Pollokshields traffic calming feasibility study. The Council is now working together with Sustrans to ensure that any design proposals satisfy the requirements of all residents. The study is due to be complete by the end of March 2018 and any proposals will be dependent upon funding being sought.

As this process may take some time, and to provide some short term solution, the Council will provide some additional road markings in the area and change the give way priority at a few key junctions. The purpose in doing so it so break up the long road sections and force drivers to slow down on the approach to these junctions.

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