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Greater Traffic Calming measures needed for Oscar Traynor Road –Councillor Denise Mitchell

8 December, 2015 - by Denise Mitchell

Local Coolock Councillor Denise Mitchell is calling is calling for greater traffic safety measures on Oscar Traynor Road after a number of accidents.

Speaking after she put a question to the Chief executive officer at last night’s council meeting she said,

“There have been a number of incidents at the Traffic lights on Oscar Traynor Road.  A young child was knocked down a few weeks back as the traffic signal timings are not synced so people are trying to cross the road not realising that the lights only service part of the road at a time.

This is not acceptable and we have been lucky that some of the incidents have not been more serious.

The Oscar Traynor Road is extremely busy at all times and I am calling for Dublin City Council to instigate a traffic management plan for the area.

I was advised last night that a review will take place of the traffic signal timings and they will be modified to ensure greater coordination of the pedestrian crossing. “

She further added,

“There is a possibility of future development of land at the Oscar Traynor Road.  Any development of housing has to be welcomed at this time but there must be a proper traffic management plan in place as residents in Woodlawn and Kilmore will be affected.

I will be insisting on a detailed plan before any developments can be considered.”

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