Welcome for Broughty Ferry road safety proposals

Broughty Ferry councillor Kevin Cordell has welcomed a raft of new proposals which aim to improve road safety in and around the town.
Mr Cordell has welcomed measures put forward for the Forthill Road/Balgillo Road junction. (Google Maps)Mr Cordell has welcomed measures put forward for the Forthill Road/Balgillo Road junction. (Google Maps)
Mr Cordell has welcomed measures put forward for the Forthill Road/Balgillo Road junction. (Google Maps)

The details are contained in the Annual Road Safety and 20 MPH Report which was presented recently to Dundee City Council’s Fair Work, Economic Growth & Infrastructure Committee.

Among the proposals are plans to convert the Ferryfields and Clearwater Park areas of the Ferry to 20mph zones in the financial year 2024/2025, consideration of pedestrian facilities at the junction of Balgillo Road and Forthill Road and a pedestrian and cyclist signalised Toucan crossing on Dalhousie Road at Bridge Street to support the Broughty Ferry Active Travel project.

Mr Cordell said: "Road safety is always near the top of resident concerns and these areas in particular have been raised with me previously by folk in the areas concerned. Making the Ferryfields/Clearwater Park area into a 20mph zone is a positive move that I am sure will be welcomed in the area and give the residents reassurance that action is coming.

“I’m also particularly pleased to see action being proposed for the junction at Balgillo Road and Forthill Road, as this is something I have been campaigning a long time for. Balgillo Road carries a significant volume of traffic, helping move it between city districts but it also aids in transporting children to two primary schools and a secondary. Improved facilities for pedestrians will be very welcome."

Dundee City Council introduced a new process to assess the need for pedestrian facilities, which was approved by the City Development Committee last October. It provides weighing factors to consider more vulnerable road users and other site-specific characteristics such as road accidents, different vehicle types, road width, and vehicle speed while balancing the fact that there is a requirement to demonstrate a clear and tangible need.

Mr Cordell added: “It’s good to know that Dundee City Council remains committed to improving road safety and bringing in proven measures is a vital part of its work in making sure our roads are as safe as they can possibly be.”