A resident recently wrote to me to advise :
"My children attend the Busy Bees nursery by Ninewells Hospital and are dropped off and picked up on foot most days.
However, this is a daily struggle, as there is no pedestrian crossing that allows safe crossing of Ninewells Drive into Thomas Wise Place.
At busy times, we often stand by the side of the road for 5-10 minutes whilst holding on to small people!
This is clearly an unsafe situation and I worry it is only a matter of time before it goes wrong.
And I’m certainly not alone in this issue, many other parents and people working on Thomas Wise Place share this frustration on a daily basis."
This is a very good point as Ninewells Drive - the main entrance road into the hospital from Ninewells Avenue - can be extremely busy.
The road is part of the NHS Tayside estate but I sought the views of the City Council's Head of Sustainable Transport & Roads who gave me the following very useful feedback :
"You are correct that Ninewells Drive and Thomas Wise Place form part of the NHS estate.