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Proposed new traffic calming measures in Galway city

  • 26-07-2013 10:02am
    Registered Users Posts: 6,106 ✭✭✭

    I saw a notice in the advertiser about a number of proposed new traffic calming measures to be put in place at 17 locations across the city. Since these notices are often missed (this one is buried somewhere in the middle of the advertiser) I thought it'd be a good idea to bring it to the attention of the forum.

    The areas proposed are listed on the city council website: There are no details as to what exact measures will be put in place, just the list of locations. The plans are available form the city council offices (not online apparently), with submissions to be sent no later than noon on August 26th.

    Please review and comment to the council if you think these are appropriate, don't go far enough, go too far or could even be dangerous.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 31,117 ✭✭✭✭snubbleste

    I'll assume this thread will be moved to traffic/roads/infrastructure/safety shortly

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,106 ✭✭✭antoobrien

    snubbleste wrote: »
    I'll assume this thread will be moved to traffic/roads/infrastructure/safety shortly

    Not if we don't make it do so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,728 ✭✭✭dilallio

    Thanks Anto,
    Also be aware that the City Council tried at the last city council meeting to push through the new changes to the junction at the top of Threadneedle Rd.

    The changes will eliminate right turns for all vehicles travelling on either Kingston Rd or Taylors Hill Rd. So traffic coming in the Kingston Rd won't be able to turn right onto Threadneedle Rd, and cars coming out on Taylors Hill Rd won't be able to turn right onto Bishop O'Donnell Rd.

    Unsurprisingly, the proposal makes no reference to any safety issues at the junction such as cars/trucks mounting the pavement on Kingston Rd, or the poor sequencing of lights causing issues for traffic turning right from Threadneedle Rd to Taylors Hill Rd.

    This is a pity, as erecting a few bollards and altering the light sequence could fix these issues very cheaply.

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,225 ✭✭✭✭biko

    Please use Roads or those for discussion before the fact.
    Once the measures are being put down a thread for information can be started here.
    I'm leaving this thread here as info that this will be happening at some point.

    But it's a good idea to keep an eye occasionally on