A78 Traffic Calming Measure update – 05/09/2017

Dear Neil,

Following recent communications with you I am disappointed that I have still not received a response to many of the issues raised.

I again had to report to the Community Council yesterday that you are ‘in discussion with Development Planning’ regarding replacing a safety road island, where primary school children need to cross a busy trunk road to attend the local school. This matter has also been raised with our local NAC Councillor Ian Murdoch who is of the impression something may be done ‘in the near future’.

You indicated that you were prepared to attend a Community Council meeting in September or October , so I now hope you or a suitable representative can attend the 2nd October 2017 meeting. The September and October dates were given to you in July, when you stated that you would look to attend one of them.

The key remaining questions for our village are:

When and where is a safety island going to be constructed to replace the one removed over one year ago?
What is going to be put in place to ensure that drivers slow down in our village as the traffic lights trial is clearly unsuccessful? The statistics actually demonstrate that the mean speed of traffic at 5 of the 12 sensor points is above 30 mph.
What are the details of ‘Additional vehicle activated speed Indicator signs will be introduced at strategic locations within the town to encourage compliance with the speed limit. These are included in the programme for construction this financial year’, which you stated in your 2nd August 2017 e mail?
What measures are going to be put in place, to slow down traffic, at the southern and northern ‘gateways’ of the village, where you stated traffic speed has increased?
Why can’t pedestrian activated traffic light crossings be installed anywhere else on the A78 within the 30 mph length?
Why can’t the 30 mph limit be extended to the roundabout at the south side of the village? Planning permission has been given for 8 additional homes, alongside the 10 homes which already have to join the A78 just outside the 30 mph section?
Why the only commitment fulfilled, of the ‘new right turning lane on the A78 trunk road at the junction with the housing development’ benefits the housing developers and through traffic more than the residents of Fairlie?
Why the culvert positioned under the A78 by the new housing development junction, that regularly floods the A78, and is Transport Scotland responsibility alongside other agencies, has not been prioritised for improvement by Transport Scotland?
What is Transport Scotland going to do to demonstrate that the real concerns of Fairlie residents regarding the safety and excessive speed of traffic travelling along the A78, within the boundaries of our village are taken seriously?
I look forward to your reply, confirmation of your attendance at our next meeting, and am also available to discuss these questions with you.

Regards,

Karla Tully
Secretary, FCC

1 thought on “A78 Traffic Calming Measure update – 05/09/2017”

  1. As a resident in The Causeway who drives, I am seriously concerned by the number of vehicles that ignore the red/amber lights,often at speed on A78 at Causeway lights. Further, the constant parking on double yellow lines at top of The Causeway make exit & entry even more dangerous. Clearer signage & more enforcement are long overdue. Also a Camera trigger for those who are offending. Will it only be when there is an accident that Transport Scotland/ Council will act?

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