The public consultation for the proposed one way system and traffic calming measures for Balrothery village has been open over two weeks now and to date their has been one submission. Below you can view the submission I have made.
Today I have put forward my own views and raised concerns that I believe should be considered as part of this process. This is an important change to our village and it is very important people have their say, when I posted on social media about this there were more that 30+ responses and opinions. I would expect from a village this size we could at least put forward 100+ submissions. Fingal County Council have an obligation to take heed of peoples submissions and through this process you can have real influence on the future of our village.
Please make a submission and encourage others to do so also. You can read my submission below. You are welcome to use mine as a template just copy and paste to the link here.
Use this link to make your submission https://consult.fingal.ie/en/browse
or in writing to: Administrative Officer, Balbriggan Swords Operations, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 to be received no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 19th February 2019.
Submission by Niall Keady January 24th 2019:
Firstly the proposed one-way traffic flow should be in a clockwise direction.
A: The proposed location for pedestrian crossing in front of Shops. This location for a pedestrian crossing is not suitable and would remove 8-10 short term parking spaces. That should be used for brief shopping parking.
B: The area currently In front of carpark beside fast food outlet. Loading bays should be considered here for commercial deliveries. Inline with clockwise traffic direction to prevent truck and van turning at beginning of one way system.
C: Location of proposed path “Proposed path may be provided” A path here needs to be guaranteed and this location requires a pedestrian crossing also.
D: Green Triangle at foot of hill. Pedestrian Crossing required here. From the plans there seems to be a plan to remove the grass triangle. I would not support this as this is an attractive village feature.
E: Heritage Centre Path. A Pedestrian crossing is required here.
F: The southbound bus stop needs to be moved further south to below graveyard. The current location poses a serious danger to traffic when bus stopped.
G: Darcystown/Balrothery Hill, bollards or measure to prevent parking on paths needs to be introduced, in conjunction with providing additional parking elsewhere.
Traffic calming measures at Darcystown road insufficient. A complete overhaul of Junction at Darystown/ Man O War Rd needs to be done. Extremely dangerous junction for pedestrian crossing from The Rise to Knightwood.