Thursday, May 12, 2016

How Citizen Murd would fix Station Brae traffic dangers and some official reaction he has received

Like so much community conversation these days it is taking place on social media. To see what Murd has to say head over to Nairn our Town our Views. 

Also Murray MacRae would like to see a road safety measure introduced at the entrance to Boathpark - you can find out more about that on the River CC facebook page here. 

If you don't do facebook then here are the "how they answered" bitties from Murd:

"How they answered

1 Remove the offending Islands allowing all the rd. to be used and drivers can use their discretion when passing foot path users. This would also apply going under the bridge as was the case before the dangerous islands were installed and people getting injured. 

This would not work due to height restrictions and bridge being arched and new widening of footpath. One of the main previous concerns before the changes from the public was vehicles being on the wrong side of the road and footpath under bridge being narrowest part of footpath 

2 Install traffic monitoring lights to allow traffic out of Balblair Rd safely. same system at Moss-side Rd adjoining the A96. 

There would have to be further traffic lights on B9090 to allow this to work 

3 The steps from the station could be made redundant or at least A warning indicating the danger of traffic at the bottom of the steps. They can't be used by disabled. Make an Exit at the end of the platform onto George St. Safely access at the moment can only be accomplished by using Balblair road with no pavement. Exit on to George St will be user friendly for all. 

I have heard this discussed before and there could be merit to this scheme, however it would have to be led by Network rail and consideration for their issues on safety. There would also have to be extension to platform and linking footway provided."

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