Carrigtwohill Calming Scheme Goes Out for Public Consultation

By Seamus Whelehan


A four week public consultation period is underway in Carrigtwohill to obtain the opinion of the community on a Traffic Calming Scheme for the town.
The consultation period opened on Monday 7 October and will remain in place up to 5:00pm on Friday 8 November.
Senior Engineer, Ger O’Hora, said Council had looked at two options under the Low Cost Safety Scheme to slow the flow of traffic through the town.
One option was to taper the road down through the town but this, it was felt, would narrow the road too much.
The second of the Authority’s preferred option is the installation of a two and a half meter wide raised platform between Kent Terrace and Scoil Mhuire.
The new infrastructure will have an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing with ductile paving, but no lights will be installed.
Cllr Anthony Barry welcomed the news stating “the location is ideal because of its close proximity to the GAA ground and Primary School, with Centra just down the road from it.”
He said some type of speed restriction is also needed further back near Aldi, which is one of the busiest parts of the town.
Green Party Cllr Alan O’Connor agreed that the location was “ideal” but raised concern that the crossing was uncontrolled.
“However”, Mr O’Hora said “the idea is that the raised platform will slow traffic down anyway, so when people will be crossing the traffic will be slowed right down.”
If there is no objection to the Plan it’s expected the works will be completed before Christmas.
Drawings for the proposed works can be viewed at Cork County Council, Cobh Municipal Engineering office, Ballinglana, Glanmire during normal office hours Monday - Friday.