Coun­cil­lor wants a pedes­trian cross­ing for Bal­ly­gar­van

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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.

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