Calls for clonard village crossing
Residents of Clonard Village have mounted a major campaign to see a pedestrian crossing installed in between Killeens roundabout and the entrance to the estate.
The road, which they've labelled a 'death-trap' sees a constant flow of traffic owing to the presence of the retail park, a bus stop and a busy coffee shop and families are finding it incredibly difficult to cross the road to head for the Educate Together School, Rainbow Childcare or across to the shops.
Headed by Ann Marie Cullen, a concerned group of locals have circulated a petition to see the installation of a pedestrian crossing on the road, which has seen some 115 households sign and pledge their support. 'I first contacted the council about this back in 2015,' Ann Marie said. 'I wrote to the Road Safety Officer and Chief Executive Tom Enright. I did receive correspondence back, but nothing has happened since then.'
'It's a really busy road and residents are really concerned that someone will be badly injured or worse. Just last month we had someone knocked off a bike here and I myself had a near miss getting off the bus and I'm not the only one.'
Cllr George Lawlor last week collected the petition from the residents and vowed to raise the issue with the council's road safety officer.