PROGRESS is finally being made on improving pedestrian safety at Halbeath Park and Ride as Transport Scotland makes moves towards implementing a reduced speed limit.

Improved signage is also afoot to warn drivers of potential pedestrians crossing the road to reach the transport hub.

Crossgates MP Douglas Chapman, has welcomed the progress after a lengthy campaign and extensive correspondence with Transport Scotland after representations being made about the speed some traffic approaches the island.

One of the campaigners, Alan Scott, was so concerned about what he met trying to cross the road he contact Mr Chapman about the issue and Crossgates Community Council has also aired their worries about the safety of the approach road to the facility outside the village.

Commenting, Douglas Chapman, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife said: “I have been pursuing this matter with Transport Scotland for almost two years now after being contacted by a concerned constituent who first alerted me to the danger faced by pedestrians attempting to cross the busy dual carriageway to Halbeath Park and Ride.

“I am pleased that an extended 50mph speed limit has now been agreed at the site to cover the stretch of road right up to the Crossgates Roundabout.

"Whilst I understand it may take a few months for the necessary Permanent Traffic Regulation Order procedure to be carried out before this can proceed, I believe improved signage is to be installed immediately which will provide some improvement in pedestrian safety in the interim".

Mr Chapman concluded: “I appreciate and share the frustration of some of my constituents at the slow pace of developments at this site but I hope that the latest update provides assurance that progress is being made.”