Carol Monaghan MP seeks community’s views on ‘notorious’ Scotstoun double mini roundabout

Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, has asked her constituents for their views regarding the safety of a ‘notorious’ double mini roundabout in Scotstoun.

The junction, which intersects Westland Drive, Danes Drive and Victoria Park Drive North, currently has no traffic calming measures such as speed bumps or safe crossings in place.

Responding to a post on Carol’s Facebook page, a number of local residents have been in touch already.

One person said: “I witnessed many near accidents there, several road rage incidents, and worried daily about the number of elderly people and children trying to cross there.”

Another commented: “It’s a terrible crossing especially for the school children.”

Another added: “It’s a pain for both drivers and pedestrians alike.”

Monaghan has met with representatives from Glasgow City Council, stressing the need for traffic controls, and has encouraged the local community to continue to make their views known.

Commenting, Carol Monaghan MP said:

“Many constituents have contacted me about the crossings at the double mini roundabout on Westland Drive.

“This crossing is notorious locally with pedestrians who find it extremely difficult to get across and are often forced to stand on the traffic islands in the middle of heavy traffic.

“I’ve met with representatives from Glasgow City Council and chatted with crossing patrol personnel about this. I would like to see further work done on this junction to ensure it becomes more pedestrian-friendly, and would be keen to hear the views and experiences of local residents.”