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Support for Repainting of Parking Lines in Greenway Carpark

Writes Ciaran Dineen

Councillors have supported a motion from Cllr Jack White (FG), who has requested that the parking lines in the first carpark (opposite Kilnagleary Business Park) along the Carrigaline-Crosshaven walkway be repainted ahead of the busy summer season.

For some time the lines have been particularly faded resulting in cars parked at different angles that may reduce the overall capacity of the carpark itself. Moreover, cars are regularly forced to park along the entrance to the area during peak times.

Cllr White noted that some of the parking spaces are also lined diagonally and said that at a recent Council meeting it had been suggested that going forward the local authority would be no longer designing spaces like that in the future.

Cllr Seámus McGrath (FF) supported the motion, also adding that he felt a lot of carparking spaces in local authority owned carparks were not wide enough, citing his own personal anecdote of attempting to carefully navigate his children out of his car in Haulbowline Park without scratching the cars at either side of him.

Cllr Michael Paul Murtagh (FG), Cllr Audrey Buckley (FF) and Cllr Marcia D’Alton (Ind) all agreed that this busy popular amenity in Carrigaline should be attended to, with some adding to their own experiences similar to that of Cllr McGrath. Cllr Buckley suggested it may be a good idea to install some bicycle racks as lots of people like to stop in the carpark between their journeys.

Senior Executive Engineer, Madeline Healy, in response said that if funding was made available through the Municipal District Office they would look at the requests made by Cllr White and Cllr McGrath to repaint and widen the spaces. She noted in relation to Cllr White’s query about diagonal spacing that the move away from these spaces was primarily with regards to those that would be implemented on public roads where there is a lot more movement compared to that of a narrowly defined carpark.

It was concluded that if funding was made available a review of the layout and design of the carpark would also be considered.

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