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New 30km/h speed limits in the north Dublin area will help create calmer communities and 'people friendly spaces' - Mitchell

25 May, 2017 - by Denise Mitchell TD


Sinn Féin Dublin Bay North TD Denise Mitchell says that new 30km/h speed limits in the north Dublin area will help create calmer communities and 'people friendly spaces'.

The new speed limits are being rolled-out from the start of June and will see speeds in highly residential areas where schools are located reduced:

“These new measures will make residential areas 'people friendly spaces' that are safer for children, pedestrians and cyclists. Some of the aims are to reduce noise and air pollution as well as ensuring that traffic moves more smoothly with minimum effect on journey times.

“Main arterial routes such as the Howth, Tonlegee and Malahide roads will not be affected, but many of the busy estates nearby will see new lower speed limits. This will hopefully help curb some motorists rat-running through the estates at peak hours, which has become both a nuisance and a danger for local residents.”

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