Councillor wants a pedestrian crossing for Ballygarvan
The creation of a pedestrian crossing in a small village will not only aid safety but create a community connection between “its two sides”.
Cllr Aidan Lombard made the claim on behalf of the people of Ballygarvan when he sought assistance at a meeting of the Bandon/Kinsale municipal district council. He requested the roads design office (RDO) to complete a design for a pedestrian crossing.
“There’s always a lot of activity around the pitch and the hall,” he said, “there’s a lot of passing traffic. There should be a non-signalised pedestrian crossing. It would connect both sides of the village which would be good for the whole community,” he said.
Cllr Gillian Coughlan also said the village needed some extra traffic calming, saying she was especially worried about the speed of HGVs going through there. “I wouldn’t trust the traffic to slow down at a pedestrian crossing without advance warning signs and speed humps,” she said.
Council engineers said as part of any traffic calming measures they would probably have to widen some footpaths in the village as well and thus “it would not be cheap.” However they will ask the RDO to examine the project.