Mea­sures to en­sure so­cial dis­tanc­ing

Bray People - - NEWS -

MEM­BERS of Grey­stones Mu­nic­i­pal District re­ceived an up­date on works which were done un­der Covid-19 mea­sures to fa­cil­i­tate so­cially dis­tant move­ment around the town.

District engi­neer Ruairi O’Han­lon said that all busi­ness had been handed a let­ter a few weeks ago in­form­ing them of the pro­pos­als.

There were no re­sponses to the let­ter. Red and white bol­lards were to be re­placed by planters.

Mr O’Han­lon said that there will be three dis­abil­ity park­ing spa­ces out­side Buoys and two ex­tra planned.

Cllr Lourda Scott said that it is im­por­tant to get feed­back from all stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing drivers, pedes­tri­ans, cy­clists and peo­ple with mo­bil­ity issues. She said this will in­form how work is pro­gressed and whether in­terim changes will be­come more per­ma­nent.

On Church Road, on-street park­ing was re­moved to pro­vide ex­tra pub­lic space for pedes­trian and busi­ness ac­tiv­ity. Road mark­ings have been com­pleted, bol­lards in­stalled, and planters de­liv­ered and in­stalled. Fund­ing granted for those works was €125,000.

At Rath­down Road, bol­lards were fit­ted on the lower sec­tion of Rath­down Road, with a grant of €20,000.

There are plans for works on Cliff Road from the junc­tion with Sid­mon­ton Place to the Harbour de­vel­op­ment, and in Kilcoole, works are planned to com­plete the foot­path and cy­cle track on the north­ern side of Cool­dross Lane. That €90,000 project will get un­der way once the Mill Road bus stops are com­pleted.

The works are tem­po­rary and will keep ex­ist­ing foot­paths wide and free of street fur­ni­ture to al­low for so­cial dis­tanc­ing and to keep them free of im­ped­i­ments to vul­ner­a­ble road users such as the blind and par­tially sighted as well as wheel­chair users.

Bol­lards on Main Street, Grey­stones, put there to give pedes­tri­ans space for so­cial dis­tanc­ing.

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