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Safer Road Crossing needed in Cahir

A motion before this months meeting of Clonmel Municipal Council heard about a demand for safer crossing points on the Clonmel Road,Cahir.

Councillor Andy Moloney had asked the district engineer to explore the possibility of a roundabout on the Clonmel Road at the junction of Market Street. He claimed that this would be possible if ground was gained from the Old Co-op site. The reply stated that a raised/ kerbed roundabout would not be suitable here as it would restrict turning movements. Surveys and detailed design would need to be carried out to determine a suitable option. This could then be costed and a suitable funding source determined. The works could be incorporated into the public realm works for Cahir and funded under that project.

In a separate motion, Moloney asked for a Pedestrian Crossing on the Clonmel road as cyclists and pedestrians had to cross the main road to link up with the cycling lane . The councillor pointed out that over 300 houses in Rosemount are on the opposite side of he Road and children walking and cycling to school are in danger of crossing in a busy traffic flow.

Recently, there was an accident where a young cyclist collided on his bicycle and we need to move for safer crossing points sooner rather than later.

This location will be surveyed to see if a crossing can be established and then will need to be designed, costed and funding sourced.

Moloney stated that we need to move for cycling lanes on all approach roads and encourage more cycling and walking to schools especially for children.