Locals to have say on plan to ban traffic from streets around Dundee school

A drop-in session has been organised to discuss efforts to reduce traffic congestion around a Dundee primary school.

The city council has outlined proposals to develop an initiative called School Streets, which would result in vehicles which do not belong to local residents being banned from the streets around Fintry Primary at the start and end of the school day.

An example of the congestion outside the school.

The project came second in the Dundee Decides initiative, in which citizens voted on how a £1.2 million community infrastructure fund should be spent.

The ban would also affect people who use the Finmill Centre and library.

Those travelling by car would need to consider their arrival and departure times.

Residents of the School Streets would be exempt from the ban.

They would be issued with free permits for their vehicle which would allow them to use the streets at any time.

Any non-resident driver ignoring the new restrictions and entering the zone around the school would risk being stopped by Police Scotland.

The drop-in event will take place at the school on Tuesday from 3.30-6pm.

Council officers will be on hand to answer questions and take feedback on the proposals via the School Streets response box.

They will then move on to the Finmill Centre and will be available between 6.30-7.30pm.