Concerned residents have created a petition in a bid to gain traffic calming measures on a street they claim is notorious for speeding.
People living in and near William Fitzgerald Way, in the Claverhouse area of the city, are urging Dundee City Council to install traffic calming measures following the “daily” occurrence of speeding vehicles using the road.
Concerns have been raised about the road for years, with cars said to be speeding over the roundabout at Middleton Crescent and driving at excessive speed past Butterflies Nursery.
The petition was set up by Lori Brannan, of Barns Neuk, who grew up on the estate and moved back last year with her four-year-old son.
The 30-year-old child minder said: “I’ve only been back on the estate for a year and I cannot believe it hasn’t changed in 15 years. It was the same when I was growing up.
“We’ve had meeting after meeting with the council but I feel nothing is going to get done until somebody gets hurt. I think a lot of people feel the same way.”
Resident Angee Grant, 41, previously said: “I’ve been here 10 years and in the last two it has become really bad.
“I’ve had to tell the kids ‘watch out for cars because the drivers aren’t watching out for you’.”
The petition has so far collected nearly 300 signatures in only three days and has gained support from Sara Edwards, whose daughter Harlow, two, was killed in 2016.
Harlow died after Luke Pirie — who admitted causing death by dangerous driving — lost control of his car on a Coupar Angus road and crashed on to the pavement killing the tot and injuring two others. He was jailed for six years.
Sara said she was happy to help Lori with her campaign.
She added: “I hope something can be done proactively instead of reactively by Dundee City Council.”
Lori added: “I got in touch with Sara and she told me what I need to do to keep the pressure on the council.
“We’re fed up with talking about it. We need traffic calming measures and the petition shows lots of people agree.”
A spokesman for the council said: “When the petition is submitted, we will look into the issues that have been raised and respond in due course.”