Crieff residents welcome plan for traffic remedy
Nicole Reid • Published 24 May 2012 09:30
CRIEFF residents have welcomed an action plan from CUSP to alleviate traffic and parking problems in the town centre.
Setting the traffic remedy as a future priority at their AGM on Monday evening, CUSP's Traffic Group explained it has been progressing negotiations with Perth and Kinross Council to address the problems.
CUSP is now looking to the council to implement a comprehensive traffic policy for Crieff to tackle traffic flow and congestion along the High Street and most importantly to focus on the safety of pedestrians and motorists.
They said a number of residents have been complaining about the problem for years and want to see a change in their town.
Robert Dean (41) told the Strathallan Times: "The town centre is always congested, making it difficult to make your way through. I have to travel through it every day to work and I'm always having to weave through the blocks of parked cars that zig zag their way up the street.
"Something needs to be done about the traffic problems and I welcome CUSP's action plan - it will really benefit the community."
Mother of three Katy Spencer said: "I have three young children - one in a buggy - and I am finding it more and more difficult for us to make it through the High Street. It feels unsafe at the moment and there is no way I would let my children walk to and from school. The traffic and parking problems need to be tackled to not only benefit motorists but pedestrians too, especially us with young children and the elderly."
Secretary John Champion explained they hope to tackle the problems soon, saying: "There is a feeling within CUSP that the town knows what the issues are and has talked about them for years.
"CUSP's Traffic Group has been progressing negotiations with Perth and Kinross Council on plans to alleviate traffic and parking problems within the town centre."
He added: "CUSP is now looking to Perth and Kinross Council to implement a comprehensive traffic policy for Crieff to tackle traffic flow and congestion along the High Street and most importantly to focus on the safety of pedestrians and motorists"
Strathallan Times Poll
Should Andy Gray and Richard Keys have lost their jobs in the Sky sexism row?
This Poll is now closed.