Leader, September 25 2020

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Are streets too congested?

Anyone who has driven through Campbeltown’s residential areas will know just how busy they can be.

The parking issue seems to have gotten worse recently – possibly with more people working from home during the pandemic, and taking work vehicles home at the end of the day instead of leaving them in communal yards – but Councillor Donald Kelly is probably correct in saying it is a sign of the times with more people owning vehicles.

The situation is therefore unlikely to improve and some sort of solution to this and speeding drivers – whether that is a one-way system, a mandatory 20 miles per hour speed limit or both – is required before someone is injured.

It is interesting to note that news of Councillor Kelly’s plans to push for a traffic management review comes exactly ten years after residents were appealing for the ‘twenty’s plenty’ scheme to be extended to other parts of Campbeltown – see From Our Files on page eight for more.

Welcoming Guy Martin

Whether you agree with Guy Martin’s plans to break the world record of reaching 300 miles per hour within a mile on a motorbike or not – this an aspiration which killed Bill Warner, the last man to attempt such a feat – it is fantastic that Kintyre has infrastructure good enough to entice the daredevil to travel all the way from North Lincolnshire for a practice session.