Getting things done : Pinegrove

Residents recently brought to my attention the fact that the one-way sign at the Shepherd’s Loan exit from Pinegrove is damaged (see right) and one of the safety bollards is broken (see below) :

I contacted the City Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership about the sign, which they are to replace.
 
I also contacted the site factors about the bollard and their Property Manager has updated me as follows :
 
“I will investigate and repair/replace as required.”

Electric vehicles’ charging points in the West End

Back in October, I queried at the City Council’s City Development Committee the proposed possible siting of an electric vehicle charging point on Perth Road, west of Shepherd’s Loan, at the Sinderins junction – see right.
 
Yesterday, along with a representative of West End Community Council, I met with the council’s Head of Transportation and the Sustainable Transport Team Leader on-site to discuss this.    
 
Although the principle of providing public electric vehicle charging points is a good one, my concern about this possible site was sight lines for vehicles emerging from Pinegrove.    I am pleased to say the City Council is not proceeding with this site.
 
We took a walk down Perth Road and into South Tay Street to look at other proposed sites, all of which appear to be fine.     There will also be parking spots for car club vehicles.    These initiatives are being done in such a way as to minimise any loss of general-use car parking.

Road safety at Pinegrove – an update

Earlier this year, I mentioned that residents had highlighted to me a road safety concern at the south exit from Pinegrove that exits onto Shepherd’s Loan.
 
The part of Shepherd’s Loan that the slip road exists onto is the one-way only (northwards) at the north end of Shepherd’s Loan, but there was no ‘one-way only’ sign on exit.    Vehicles had been noted by residents exiting south onto Shepherd’s Loan in error.
 
At the time of my last update, I reported that the Pinegrove factors (Graham & Sibbald) had kindly agreed to a site visit with City Council officers to see if a “one way” sign could be placed within the curtilage of Pinegrove given the difficulty of placing it on the very narrow public footpath in Shepherd’s Loan.  
 
This has since taken place and the sign is now in place – see right.   My grateful thanks to Graham & Sibbald for their assistance with getting this issue successfully resolved.

Getting things done … Road safety at Pinegrove

Residents have highlighted to me a road safety concern at the south exit from Pinegrove that exits onto Shepherd’s Loan.
 
The part of Shepherd’s Loan that the slip road exists onto is the one-way only (northwards) at the north end of Shepherd’s Loan, but there is no ‘one-way only’ sign on exit.    Vehicles have been noted by residents exiting south onto Shepherd’s Loan in error.
 
I contacted the City Council’s transportation division in City Development about this.    It was pointed out that the east footway of Shepherd’s Loan (opposite the exit) is very narrow and a sign there would add to street clutter on an already narrow pavement.    However, an obvious solution would be to place a “one way” sign within Pinegrove itself as drivers exit onto the main road.
 
Pinegrove is a private road and so I contacted the factors (Graham & Sibbald) about seeking permission to have a sign erected within Pinegrove.   Graham & Sibbald has been extremely co-operative and helpful and consulted householders about the proposal – all are supportive.    Representatives from Graham & Sibbald and the council’s transportation division are shortly to meet on-site to agree the “one way” sign’s precise location.

Pinegrove – an update

Earlier this month, I mentioned that I had responded to residents’ concerns about flooding on Perth Road at the entrance to Pinegrove (see right).

I am pleased to advise that the City Council has responded as follows :

“Following receipt of your email … the area inspector for Perth Road arranged for the jetting and clearing of the drainage channels at Pinegrove and this has now been done.”

Pinegrove flooding

A couple of years ago, I raised, on behalf of residents, flooding at the entrance to Pinegrove on Perth Road.   At that time, the problem was resolved by the cleaning out of the polychannel.

As you can see from the photograph below, the area was again flooded yesterday and at the request of residents, I have raised this matter with the City Council.

 

Flooding at Pinegrove

There has been a fair bit of flooding again at the pavement on Perth Road outside Pinegrove, and, following residents’ concerns, I contacted the City Engineer about this. I am pleased to say he has now responded advising that the Roads Maintenance section has confirmed that an Order has been raised for the cleaning out of the polychannel on Perth Road at Pinegrove.