One-way system plan to tackle Oakley congestion
Published 12 Oct 2012 11:00 0 Comments
CHANGES to bus routes and the introduction of one-way traffic are being considered in a bid to tackle road safety issues in Oakley.
The event is planned for Tuesday 30th October between 3-7pm at the Oakley Community Centre.
Buses currently travel through the centre of the village along Sir George Bruce Road and with cars parked along this residential street, there is frequent congestion with vehicles having to back up.
Local councillor Bobby Clelland has already had safety measures introduced after fears about vehicles going up on pavements as children walked to and from school.
Iain Henderson, Fife Council's lead professional traffic management (south), said, "Both the residents and bus operator have raised concerns about road safety issues in this area with buses/cars needing to reverse or mount the footway to get past another vehicle.
"With this in mind we have been asked to investigate possible traffic management solutions.
"Therefore, in consultation with the various stakeholders, we are holding an information session where residents can have their say.
"Everyone is welcome to come in and talk to Traffic Management staff and view the proposals for a change to the bus route through Oakley and proposed sections of one-way streets in Oakley."