An action group could be formed in a bid to curb speeding and parking issues in an area of Dundee.
Charlie Malone, who was elected to represent the Lochee ward in last month’s elections, plans to form the group after receiving complaints from residents in Dryburgh.
Just a few weeks ago, Dryburgh dad Steven Barrie called for traffic calming measures in the area after his daughter Taylor, 14, was knocked down.
Mr Malone says he’s prepared to take up the concerns of locals who fear there is a “death waiting to happen”.
He said: “Almost every person I spoke to on the doors during the election campaign raised the same issue.
“Whether that was cars speeding, parked cars, boy racers, blind spots — they’re all causing problems.
“I’ve witnessed a lot of the problems myself and a lot of residents are rightfully angry about these things happening on a daily basis.
“I’m determined to get some community action on this and get people to discuss it so we can take it further.
“I’d like to form a group over the next few weeks to review it.”
He added: “The roads are very narrow and there’s lots of blind spots. The speeding goes on at all hours of the day and I’ve had complaints about boy racers at night.
“On the periphery road to the Kingsway, boy racers are apparently flying up there, so it’s not only a matter of public safety but also antisocial behaviour. There are real concerns from people about it — a lot of them believe it’s a tragedy waiting to happen.”
Naveed Hussain, 29, owner of the Premier store in Dryburgh Street, said: “The noise is the biggest problem.
“You hear boy racers spinning their wheels flying up the street towards the Ice Arena.
“People don’t like it and a lot of people still talk about the problems but nothing’s being done.
“It’s all fun and games until someone gets run over.”
Margaret Maloney, 68, who lives with husband Andrew in Langshaw Road, told the Tele: “We don’t drive but we’re still affected by a lot of the cars down here.
“There’s people with vans taking up all the space, so people can’t get past.
“You hear the boy racers all the time when they’re driving up and down but it’s time something was done.”
Lauren Stuart, 23, of Munro Place, added: “The parking here is shocking and the place is full of boy racers.”
Lochee councillor Alan Ross, convener of the community safety and public protection committee, said he had written to police about the issues, adding: “We take road safety very seriously in the city and we have a good record.
“We don’t have high number of accidents in the city and want it to remain that way.”