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Traffic calming proposed for outside St Joseph's primary School in Inverness


By Ian Duncan

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Traffic calming measures proposed for King Street around St Joseph's Primary. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Traffic calming measures proposed for King Street around St Joseph's Primary. Picture: Gary Anthony.

Councillors are being asked to approve traffic calming measures near to an Inverness school.

Members of Highland Council’s Inverness committee will discuss the proposal at a meeting on Thursday.

If approved it will see the installation of one pair of road humps in King Street, near to St Joseph’s Primary, however there is one outstanding objection to the scheme.

The traffic calming measures would be on the road outside the front entrance and are aimed at reducing vehicle speeds at the school gate.

According to a report, which will be presented at the meeting, it is part of the council’s ongoing safer routes to school programme.

The report states: “The council’s road safety team has been working with St Joseph’s Primary School to update their school travel plan.

“The aim of this work is to increase the number of pupils using sustainable transport for their school journey. This work with the school has highlighted the fact that crossing King Street in the vicinity of the school gate is an area of concern for parents/carers and thus it is a barrier to the use of sustainable transport for this school journey.”

Funding is allocated from a cycling, walking and safer routes grant.


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