We made a submission in respect of the Pre-Draft Dundrum Local Area Plan. The closing date was Friday 14th December. Our main focus was the Central Mental Hospital, but we also commented on changes we would like to see happen in Dundrum Village.
The National Transport Authority is running local public information sessions on the redesign of the Dublin Bus Network.
Thursday 23rd August
Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin 16
2pm to 8pm
Friday 31st August
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin
2pm to 8pm
Friday 7th September
Rathfarmham Shopping Centre, Rathfarmham, Dublin 14
2pm to 8pm
Tuesday 11th September
Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
3pm to 7pm
Friday 14th September
Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Dún Laoghaire, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
2pm to 8pm
You can see the interactive map and other information here: www.busconnects.ie
Our area is now officially (since yesterday 4th July) designated a 30km per hour area. You will have noticed the new signs that have gone up at the junctions with busier roads (e.g. Goatstown Road, Dundrum Road).
Thanks to Councillor Karen Furlong for getting our area included in this Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown initiative.
Click here to view the notice that went out to newspapers from DLRCoCo regarding this change.
You may have noticed the new double yellow lines at the junction of Larchfield Road and Mount Carmel Road. This turn was becoming more and more dangerous due to the general increase in traffic through the area combined with the parking problem when football matches are taking place. The Residents’ Association put in a request to DLR Traffic Section to look at making this turn safer. The Traffic Section and the Gardaí Advisory Group proposed the painting of double yellow lines in this location.
A member of the committee attended a meeting about traffic issues last week in The Goat. Councillor Karen Furlong organised the meeting, but unfortunately wasn’t able to attend due to illness. Ciara Metchette from Knocknashee Residents’ Association chaired the meeting in her absence, and local T.D., Catherine Martin also attended.
Representatives from numerous local residents associations attended.
It was agreed at the meeting that a 30 km/hr speed limit should be implemented in our area, and the wider DLR County with main road exemptions. With that aim in mind, representatives will meet with the Director of Municipal Services at Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to discuss our traffic and safety concerns.
Some links to documents mentioned at the meeting:
- 30/01/2016 media report from the Oireachtas website on the introduction of Jake’s Law:
- Link to the European statistics on the decrease in crashes, injuries and fatalities in areas where a 30 km/hr speed limit has been introduced:
- DLR Councillors’ Meeting Agenda on 4th May 2016 in which Speed Limits were discussed. Page 17:
“Draft Road Traffic Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2016”.
- Link to an Irish Times Article dated 20th May 2016 showing Dublin City Council’s proposed phasing of the introduction of 30 km/hr across their area with main road exemptions including map of phased introduction copied below:
At the meeting, Catherine Martin TD offered to find out information on a number of issues including speaking to her Green Party colleague, Ciarán Cuffe on the methodology used by Dublin City Council on the phased introduction of a 30 km/hr speed limit in most of their area with main road exemptions etc. so we look forward to her response on same.