‘Yield’ sign to be tri­alled at the rail bridge at Bis­sett’s Strand

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE some reser­va­tions on how ef­fec­tive the mea­sure will be, the coun­cil has agreed to trial a ‘Yield’ sign to give right of way for traf­fic com­ing out of Malahide Vil­lage go­ing un­der the Rail­way Bridge at Bis­setts Strand.

Cllr Anthony Lavin (FG) said that at peak times mo­torists some­times go un­der the bridge with­out giv­ing way to the other side and are forced to re­v­erse back ‘clog­ging ev­ery­thing up’ at this lo­ca­tion. He sug­gested tri­alling a Yield sign at the bridge.

Cllr Eoghan O’brien (FF) agreed and said a Yield sign ‘might well work’ but he won­dered if a Yel­low Box was a more ap­pro­pri­ate so­lu­tion.

Cllr Brian Mcdon­agh (Lab) ac­knowl­edged the prob­lem but was con­cerned that a sin­gle Yield sign would favour traf­fic in one di­rec­tion over the other.

Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer at Fin­gal County Coun­cil, Stephen Pep­pard said he was ‘quite happy to try a Yield sign for a pe­riod of time’ but said it ‘might im­prove things but it might make things worse’.

He said it was dif­fi­cult to say if the sign would be ef­fec­tive un­til it as tried.

Cllr Anthony Lavin.

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