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Safety fears over Kirkintilloch 'shared space' traffic plans

A proposed redevelopment of Kirkintilloch town centre has been causing concerns among many disabled people in the area.

They have raised safety fears over the plans to introduce a "shared space" system, where controlled crossings, kerbs and other obvious road markings are removed from a busy junction.

The aim is to create an area where neither pedestrians nor vehicles have right of way.

Similar schemes have been adopted by a number of councils in England and the idea is gaining interest in Scotland.

BBC Scotland's Ian Hamilton reports from the town.

  • 21 Apr 2015