Published 27 December 2023
The safety of young people is set to be improved as the Council has agreed to carry out a review of roads and speed limits around all schools in West Dunbartonshire.
During the Council meeting on Wednesday, it was agreed that the Roads Service will carry out an assessment with a view to determining the capital investment budget required in order to improve road safety close to schools.
Project costs will then presented to elected members for consideration and for inclusion in the Council’s capital programme.
Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, Councillor David McBride said: “Our young people deserve to feel safe when they are travelling to school regardless of how they get there. This work will help to improve the safety on roads around schools for all road users.
“I welcome the efforts which are being made to progress with this as quickly as practicably possible.”
Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, Councillor Lawrence O’Neill said: “The safety of pedestrians including our children and young people travelling to and from school is of paramount importance.
“Development in our road safety arrangements can be a fairly involved and lengthy process and so this review will help to identify the areas which require investment without unnecessary delay.”