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Twenty is plenty in housing estate; ROAD SAFETY Speed limit for ALL area's residential streets.

Byline: Chris Marzella

All of Causewayhead's residential streets are to become twenty miles per hour zones.

Stirling Council is to introduce the new speed limit in; Arbroath Avenue, Beech Lane, Buchanan Drive, Brown Avenue, Barnwell Road, Chisholm Avenue, Chattan Avenue, Dundas Road, Dunvegan Drive, Easter Cornton Road, Fraser Place, Grant Place, Hamilton Drive, Lindsay Drive, Lothian Crescent, Munro Avenue and Montrose Road.

The move aims to ease traffic woes for residents and improve road safety.

A Stirling Council spokesperson said: "We have listened to and acted upon a desire from the local community to extend the 20mph speed limits in Causewayhead to cover all of the residential streets in the area.

"We will continue to work with every Stirling community so that suitable speed restrictions are in place on our roads to ensure road safety within our communities."

Causewayhead Community Council chairwoman, Val Sinclair said: "It has been discussed at length and it seems that the community sees it as a positive.

"It will be a big benefit to the children who walk to Wallace High but people are wondering about how this will be enforced.

"It's important that we get the proper signage in Causewayhead to let people know if the change."

Stirling North SNP councillor, Jim Thomson said: "I welcome the introduction of the 20mph limits. The previous arrangement was confusing and left residents and visitors unsure where the controlled zone started and stopped.

"Speeding remains a problem however and I'd hope that drivers obey whatever speed limit is in force. We need to protect our residents from speeding."

Tory councillor, Ross Oxburgh, also welcomed the move but says that the area's streets require a re- think over speed calming options.

Councillor Oxburgh said: "I welcome the council taking any measures to mitigate the impact of traffic in Causewayhead, but this will not solve the real problem.

"The present speed limit is not enforced and traffic calming measures in place clearly do not work, but they do cause damage to local properties due to excessive vibrations.

"If the council are serious about reducing speed in this area then the only approach is to install robust and suitable measures, such as chicanes."

The new limits will be implemented in the coming weeks.

Last week the Observer reported how residents in West Plean are pleading for the speed limit to be cut following a series of accidents.

It has been discussed at length and it seems the community sees it as positive

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