Residents support traffic calming

20's plenty: Panter Crescent is set to have traffic calming installed following a survey of residents by Angus Council.
20's plenty: Panter Crescent is set to have traffic calming installed following a survey of residents by Angus Council.

Speed humps to slow down vehicles using Panter Crescent

Angus Council put forward proposals in March to install traffic calming in the quiet residential street and consulted residents on suggested locations.

Of the 32 consultation letters issued 17 were returned, 13 of which were in favour of the proposals and four against but two residents of Tailyour Crescent and Renny Crescent also raised concerns that vehicles would just bypass Panter Crescent and use neighbouring streets instead. Although letters were also sent to local councillors, the emergency services and Strathtay Scottish, no further objections were lodged.

The majority of respondents agreed that speeding is a problem and that speed humps would help to reduce the amount of traffic. Other residents felt there was no speeding problem, traffic calming could damage vehicles and the street has little or no through traffic during the day.

At the time of going to press, the council’s infrastructure services committee was expected to rubber-stamp recommendations that the £6,000 scheme to provide five 75mm-high road humps goes ahead.

Monitoring of the advisory 20mph limit by the council revealed that around 85 per cent of vehicles routinely flouted the limit with some exceeding 30mph.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I think it’s a good idea and it will slow vehicles down. Where we are there are definitely problems with drivers coming round the Brechin Road corner too fast. There are numerous cars parked just inside Panter Crescent and my neighbour’s car has been bashed before.

“There are a lot of children live along the road and it’s busy with kids going to school at Lochside and Borrowfield so speed bumps would be an ideal to cut speed.”