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Traffic calming & pedestrian safety needed to protect young families in Cappahard

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Pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures have been requested for a busy commuter section on the outskirts of Ennis.

Referencing the need “to reduce speed and to prevent possible accidents at Cappahard Lane” in Roslevan, Cllr Johnny Flynn (FG) appealed for the installation of pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures at the location.

Already a draft design has been prepared by staff within the Ennis Municipal District, acting senior executive engineer Ian Chaplin stated. This includes a design for footpath installation and associated road alignment. “These measures will be considered further once a funding source can be identified”.

Speaking on the matter, Cllr Flynn remarked that it had been ongoing for a decade beginning with the Council getting involved with the residents to surface the road.

He claimed that speeding is very prevalent in the area. “It is a very wide stretch of road, I would like to see this being progressed. Hopefully it might get funding in the scheme next year, there are a lot of young families in the area. Some of the houses don’t have front boundary walls”. Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy (FF) seconded the motion.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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