A BCCG meeting was held on the 16th February 2022. The meeting was chaired by Graham Nicholson. The aim of the meeting was to discuss possible ways to reduce the adverse impacts of CTLR traffic on the Braes of the Carse and to reach a consensus view to put to Perth and Kinross Council (PKC).
It was agreed at the meeting that a standard 30mph speed limit would be requested for all the single- track roads between the A90 and the A94, plus a separate set of mitigations for the Balbeggie to Abernyte B road.
Appropriate signage would also be required to encourage the majority of traffic to use the A roads (especially the Perth ring road) to travel on to destinations such as Dundee, Kinross etc. With the Braes ‘Walking and Cycling Roads’ being well used by locals, and also cyclists from further afield, it is imperative that additional traffic from the CTLR is minimised and speed limits are in place to protect walkers and cyclists.
A second CTLR meeting was held on the 3rd March, with Rait Community Council, PKC councillors, PKC officers and BCCG members – again chaired by Graham Nicholson. The consensus view of Rait CC and BCCG was presented to PKC i.e. 30mph speed limits on all single track roads, special measures for the Balbeggie to Abernyte road, signage and other mitigation measures. PKC councillors and officers were generally supportive.
Councillor Alasdair Bailey has recently proposed that some outline ideas on mitigation are sketched out by PKC Traffic and Network/Safety team and bought to a ‘charrette’ type forum in the autumn for local communities to give feedback prior to any formal proposals going into statutory processes.
We will update BCCG members as we hear more.