One-way traffic option for Buchanhaven School

TRAFFIC SURVEY: Buchanhaven school is a problem area for traffic
TRAFFIC SURVEY: Buchanhaven school is a problem area for traffic

parents and guardians of pupils attending Peterhead’s Buchanhaven School have been given the opportunity to help decide on a better traffic system outside the school.

They have been asked to air their views on the possible introduction of a one-way traffic system at the school during busy times.

A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said: “A survey has been distributed to the parents of pupils at Buchanhaven Primary asking for their views on a one-way traffic system outside the school during certain hours.

“The question is being asked after traffic flow issues were raised by some parents and members of the local community.

“At this stage we are simply canvassing the views of parents and the results of the survey will be fed back to them at the start of the next school term in August. There are no plans to make any changes to traffic arrangements outside the school at this time.”

The council is said to be looking at various solutions in a bid to promote safer and more sustainable travel to and from its schools.

“The Park and Stride programme has already been introduced at Buchanhaven Primary, encouraging parents to leave their cars a short distance from the school before walking the remaining distance with their children.,” said the spokesman.

“The school has also been involved in the Give Me Cycle Space campaign, improving awareness among motorists of cyclists on the road, and extra cycle storage will be installed at the school during the summer.”

One parent who did not wish to named, said: “You should see what the traffic is like on a rainy day. Its pandemonium. I think something needs to be done so hopefully this survey will help.”