Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Road Safety Improvements At Coed Mawr In Bangor

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

Work to improve traffic calming measures in the Coed Mawr area of Bangor have recently been completed by Gwynedd Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Following discussions with local Gwynedd Councillor for the Bangor – Dewi ward, Gareth Roberts, work was carried out to improve the visibility of the roundabout on Caernarfon Road by installing crossing islands for pedestrians. Also, further crossing facilities have been installed in Coed Mawr and work is also underway to reduce the speed limit to 30mph on Caernarfon Road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for transport matters said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Over the years, Caernarfon Road and Coed Mawr is an area of Bangor that has developed considerably. This stretch of road sits next to a number of shops and restaurants which means that the area is very busy with both motorists and pedestrians. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Having discussed the matter with the local councillor, Gareth Roberts I was pleased that staff from the Council’s Transportation and Street Care Service were able to develop plans and implement improvements to road safety in the area.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Gareth Roberts, who represents Bangor’s Dewi ward on Gwynedd Council added: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m very pleased that the improvement work has been completed. Local people had been eager for changes to be made in this area of Coed Mawr. It’s a busy road with a number of cars using the Caernarfon Road as the way into the city, as well as being close to the nearby school and shops. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I certainly think that these improvements have made it far easier for motorists to see the roundabout at Coed Mawr and that they will be able to slow down far in advance. The crossing islands that have been introduced also mean that pedestrians including parents with prams are able to cross the road far easier.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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