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Green light for Lossie


By Alistair Whitfield

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Lossiemouth has had its first set of traffic lights installed this week.

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The lights have been sited at the bottom of School Brae, following two months of work to alter the junction.

In a study carried out by Living Streets in 2017, it was identified that the junction was a particular barrier to children walking to school, and posed a risk to cyclists attempting to cross the road.

A council spokesman said: "It has now been completely reshaped to make it easier and safer for pedestrians, particularly those with prams or who are less able.

"It is also shorter, so those crossing the road are less exposed.

"In addition, the new contours have been designed to act as a traffic-calming measure to vehicles travelling uphill.

"Cyclists will have their own dedicated traffic light symbols so they can travel safely from Coulardbank Road to Clifton Road, with the kerb lowered so they can smoothly access the road crossing.

"The whole focus of the junction changes has been to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst still allowing traffic flow."


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