ROAD safety features, called for by the community, have been installed in the Raploch last week.

The temporary features went up at the junction of Raploch Road and Huntly Crescent in a bid to make the area work better for people, enhance place quality and make it easier to walk and cycle.

It is part of the Raploch Street Design project funded by Sustrans and installed by Stirling Council as part of the first phase of the Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling scheme.

There was an intensive co-design process which drew more than 600 comments and reached more than 2,000 people in the area.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the Environment and Housing Committee at the council, said: “These temporary changes are aiming to address some of the problems the community have told us about, such as speeding traffic turning into and out of Huntly Crescent.

“These interventions will improve the sense of safety felt by residents and pedestrians right now, in advance of later construction work to deliver the entire Raploch Street Design project.

“This project will be a ‘vision generator’ for other communities, showing that streets can change with relatively simple solutions and that local people can directly influence how their neighbourhood works.”

The temporary interventions are intended to slow down vehicles by putting a rubber kerb line at the entrance to Huntly Crescent to tighten the bend.

Dropped kerbs and contrasting paint will help pedestrians and people with restricted mobility.

Another aim was to refresh the existing green space while slowing down vehicles on Raploch Road with bolt down cycle and bus friendly speed cushions.