Following a Green Party proposal, a 30km/hr speed limit proposal for
residential areas in Baldoyle is on public display. The proposal
resulted from a study commissioned by Fingal County Council of an area
in Baldoyle and another in Portmarnock.
Cllr David Healy, local Green Councillor and Dublin North East General Election Candidate commented:
“Lower speed limits mean a much reduced likelihood of accidents.
Evidence shows that every 1km/hr speeds are lowered should produce a
two to three percent reduction in the number of crashes.They also mean
much better survival rates for pedestrians who do get hit. Over half
of pedestrians hit at the current urban speed limit of 50 km/hr are
killed. At 30 km/hr your chance of being killed is less than 10%.
“It has taken a while but I am very pleased that finally we are about to put 30km/hr speed limits in place in residential areas. From discussions with Baldoyle residents I know they are eager to have this lower speed limit to increase safety on their streets.
“The Council has agreed to start with these areas in Baldoyle and Portmarnock as pilot areas and extend the speed limits to other areas learning from this experience. 30km/hr speed limits are also under consideration in the traffic management scheme being studied for Howth.”
Copy of public notice below.
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
SECTION 38 OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1994
SECTION 9(9) OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2004
PILOT PROPOSALS FOR APPLICATION OF
SPECIAL SPEED LIMIT IN BALDOYLE
Fingal County Council in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 and Section 9(9) of the Road Traffic Act 2004 hereby gives notice that it has prepared a Scheme for the application of 30kph special speed limit and the provision of traffic management measures in Baldoyle.
The roads which are proposed for the implementation of a special speed limit of 30kph include:
– all roads within the boundaries of Dublin Street, Brookstone Road, Willie Nolan Road and Main Street including Back Lane, Parochial Avenue, Seapoint Avenue, Seapoint Court, College Street and Georgian Hamlet
– all roads within the Turnberry Estate, Moyclare Estate, Meadowbrook Estate, Parkvale and Tuscany Road, from the junction of Brookstone Road with Willie Nolan Road east along Brookstone Road and onto Dublin Street as far as the junction of Dublin Street with Main Street / The Mall, including the section from College Street intersection with Back Lane south to Dublin Street, Burrowfield Road and James McCormack Gardens.
Traffic calming features which are proposed include:
(a) Flat top ramps on Burrowfield Road and along Brookstone Lane/Meadowbrook Avenue from the junctions with Dublin Street to parkvale.
(b) Entry treatments at Turnberry, Dublin Street and Brookstone Road.
The plans and particulars of the Scheme are available for inspection from Wednesday, 14th March, 2007 to Monday, 16th April, 2007 as follows: –
Transportation Department, Fingal County Council,
Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall,
Grove Road, Main Street,
Dublin 15. Co.Dublin
9.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. 9.00a.m. -5.00p.m.
Monday – Thursday Friday – Saturday
10.00 a.m. -8.30 p.m 10.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m
Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed scheme dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the scheme would be situated may be made in writing to Deirdre Sinclair, Transportation Department, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 or email to Deirdre.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than 4.00p.m. on Friday, 20th April, 2007.