*Cllr Michael Begley. Photograph: John Mangan
Both pedestrians and motorists are at risk due to parking on a dangerous bend in South-East Clare.
Parking on the bend outside the Burlington Plant at Gillogue has been examined by officials within the Shannon Municipal District with a suitable course of action to be followed.
It comes on foot of a motion from Cllr Michael Begley (IND) who requested the installation of double yellow lines. His call was seconded by Cllr Pat O’Gorman (FF).
Despite the car park at the Burlington Plant remaining closed, people have continued to walk in the area and left their vehicles outside, Cllr Begley detailed, “The result is you can’t see oncoming traffic and they can’t see you”. Bollards were erected by Gardaí but were gone within the space of 24 hours. “Their recommendation was double yellow lines so that they could police them,” he added.
“It’s one or the other, we will have to open up the car park in the short-term or get double yellow lines,” senior engineer Aidan O’Rourke stated.
A reduction in traffic heading in the direction of the University of Limerick has been visible, Cllr Begley commented. The Clonlara representative suggested that by opening up a section of the car park, eight or ten cars would get in which would solve the problem.