SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has commended Inverclyde Council on the fixing of a pedestrian safety issue at a busy Greenock precinct.
Concerns had been raised that the traffic lights at the junction between Brougham Street and Campbell Street were unfit for purpose.
The issue had been made aware to Mr McMillan by local man Mr Geroge McInnes. Mr McInnes, who is partially sighted, had indicated they have trouble seeing the ‘green man’ when crossing between Campbell Street and Brougham Street, and they experienced a few near miss incidents with passing traffic.
Mr McMillan contacted Inverclyde Council to look into the safety concerns at the junction. As a result, the Council decided to install a safer, more modern traffic light system at the area. Councillor Math Campbell-Sturgess said,
“When Stuart got in touch I was happy to get involved. I’m pleased the Council took the mantle so quickly on this issue to make the crossing safer for pedestrians.”
Stuart McMillan MSP, who is the convenor of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment said,
“ I’m glad that this public safety issue has been met with quick resolve by Inverclyde Council. The new traffic light system, which clearly displays the green and red man and has clear audio capabilities, will be much safer for pedestrians, especially those with visual impairment. Making our roads and walkways safer can only benefit the local area.”