Raigmore Interchange – risks to pedestrians and cyclists crossing South Slip Road

Speaking to the Press about the risks pedestrian and cyclists take crossing the South Slip Road at this location,Highlands & Islands Regional MSP and Road Safety Campaigner David Stewart said:
“ First of all my thoughts are with the woman knocked down and her family,I hope she makes a full recovery. Although I have no knowledge of the surrounding circumstances of this collision it raises the question of pedestrian safety on this particular part of the carriageway.

“ If a pedestrian wishes to cross the North bound slip road approaching this roundabout there is a pedestrian crossing, but if the pedestrians are walking towards, or from, Eastfield Way, Stoneyfield Business Park or indeed other parts of the Retail Park and wish to cross the South bound slip Road from this roundabout there is no pedestrian crossing.

“ In light of this latest incident I hope that The Transport Scotland working with the Police and local Authority will now look at this issue. To that end I will write to Transport Scotland asking them to seriously consider this proposal.