Friday, April 13, 2012

Tullideph Road/Ancrum Road junction - road safety action

At the request of residents, I recently raised issues with the City Council about road safety at the Tullideph Road/Ancrum Road junction.   As one resident put it:

"I drive to work every morning and turn right at the end of Tullideph Road into Ancrum Road (heading towards the traffic lights).

It is difficult to see traffic coming down Ancrum Road from my left as there are usually 2 or 3 cars parked just around the corner of the junction.    Often you have to pull out 'blind' and hope that nothing is coming towards you."

The City Council's Head of Transportation has updated me as follows:

"The junction of Tullideph Road and Ancrum Road was identified as a site on a number of vehicle accidents and kerb lines were adjusted two years ago.

The build out has now encouraged drivers to park nearer the junction.  The solution is to lay double yellow lines and prohibit parking around the junction.  This proposal has been added to the list of future traffic orders."

I am pleased that action to improve safety here is being taken although it is important that any alterations that are considered are subject to consultation with local residents.