Road safety changes will be made on a Fife street where a girl was knocked down and fatally injured last month.
Three-year-old Robyn Knox was struck by a car in Main Street, Townhill, on the morning of Monday, August 3.
She was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, where she died a short time later. Robyn’s parents said their “lives were shattered into a million pieces” by the loss of their daughter.
Fife Council has agreed plans to improve pedestrian and vehicle visibility, as well as overall safety.
This includes the removal of a parking layby and the installation of a widened footpath.
Councillor Helen Law said at a meeting to discuss the changes: “For many years there has been a desire to change the parking and some of the arrangements on Main Street.
“I’m pleased that we have been able to bring this paper forward today as the forerunner of a number of changes that are now going to be made to make the whole area safer.”
Residents raised concerns about vehicles parked in front of the convenience shop on Main Street, next to the junction with Loch Road. They believe they obscure sightlines for both the junction with Loch Road and the adjacent pedestrian crossing.
Zigzags for the crossing will be extended to cover this area, meaning no vehicle can park or load outside the shop. A ‘loading only’ bay will be included on Loch Street.
More parking will be provided further along the street by moving the existing bus stop and bay.
Story by Local Democracy Reporter Hannah Brown