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Crossings Sought At Shanbally, Glenbrook And Passage West

Crossings Sought At Shanbally, Glenbrook And Passage West

Writes Leo McMahon

Pedestrian crossings for Shanbally, Glenbrook and Pembroke Wood, Passage West were called for by Cllrs Seamus McGrath (FF) and Marcia D’Alton (Ind) at the recent meeting of Cork County Council’s Carrigaline Municipal District (MD).

Pointing out that there were previous requests for a controlled pedestrian crossing at Glenbrook by Cllr D’Alton and himself, Cllr McGrath in a motion sought an update.

A controlled pedestrian crossing has been requested for the village of Shanbally which carries a very high volume of traffic especially heavy goods vehicles. Pic: Leo McMahon.

In a report, senior executive engineer Madeleine Healy said there was no update but stated that the shoreline greenway project would include a feasibility study on pedestrian connectivity to it. However, a short term solution would be considered.

‘If you travel from Monkstown to Passage West you have no controlled crossing. There’s need for one near Victoria Terrace towards the end of Bailey’s Lane. An uncontrolled crossing isn’t sufficient ,’ said Cllr McGrath who asked that it be kept on the agenda.

Cllr D’Alton concurred saying a significant number of older people residing in Glenbrook experienced difficulty crossing the wide main road to use the existing greenway which was their only local amenity. An added complication was dealing with vehicles rushing to make it to the cross river ferry before it departed from the Glenbrook terminal. To date, she stated, the response to her calls for a crossing had been negative but was glad it was being looked at because its provision couldn’t happen fast enough.

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