Measures to ensure social distancing
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.