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