by Ian Yuill on 14 March, 2019
Broomhill Councillor Ian Yuill has condemned a decision by the Conservative and Labour councillors who control Aberdeen City Council to reject a plea from residents to introduce a one-way restriction on part of Gray Street.
Liberal Democrat Ian Yuill said, “I have consistently backed Gray Street residents in their call for a one-way restriction to be put in place on Gray Street between Great Western Road and Broomhill Road. As there is no space for cars going in opposite directions to pass there is very frequent damage to parked cars. There also also regular ‘Mexican stand-offs’ between drivers going in opposite directions who both refuse to reverse. Residents of this part of Gray Street have made it overwhelmingly clear that, because of these issues, they want a one-way system introduced.”
Ian Yuill continued, “I am disgusted that, at this afternoon’s Operational Delivery Committee meeting, Conservative and ‘Aberdeen Labour’ councillors refused to even consider introducing the 18 month trial one-way scheme I proposed. This decision by Conservative and Labour councillors means that residents’ cars will continue to be damaged and that there will continue to be confrontations between drivers on Gray Street.”
Ian Yuill emphasised that his proposal for a trial one-way scheme between Great Western Lane and Broomhill Road would have maintained the existing two-way access arrangement for the Mariner Hotel.
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