12 Jun 2012
Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 11 June 2012
Question to the Manager:
To ask the City Manager what is being done to tackle the high level of illegal postering on Douglas Street (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)
That the Council consider the following correspondence received from Churchyard Lane residents on the removal of the Skehard Road Roundabout:
“The roundabout is the only piece of road infrastructure in the area that does not cause problems. The other works on the Skehard Road could easily have been done without the removal of this roundabout. We feel it is a complete waste of tax payers money. There are 3 dangerous crossings here. The junction of the Well Road and Churchyard Lane known as Greggs Cross- this junction is 40 metres wide and pedestrians coming from the Well Road cannot cross this junction safely. The other junction of the Ballinlough Road and Churchyard Lane by the Silver Key known as Murray’s Cross- this junction is 44 metres across and again pedestrians risk their lives trying to cross this junction with traffic coming from behind. The third junction is the junction of Churchyard Lane and Boreenmanna Road at Temple Hill- this junction is a concave convex junction with no pedestrian crossing of any kind and no site lines visible for motorists or pedestrians. The money saved by retaining the roundabout and not putting traffic lights there would be better spent on making Churchyard Lane a one way system and installing demand pedestrian lights at the above junctions” Cllr Kieran McCarthy).
That the City Council install pedestrian crossings at Tory Top Road Intersection i.e. the Aldi and AIB road cross sections as a traffic calming method and in the interest of pedestrian safety (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).