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Active travel infrastructure to help reduce speeding in south Monaghan

Jan 25, 2022 16:01 By News Northern Sound
Active travel infrastructure to help reduce speeding in south Monaghan Active travel infrastructure to help reduce speeding in south Monaghan
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Twelve locations were included in a speed limit review, with five changes recommended.

Wider footpaths and cycle lanes could be considered to slow traffic in south Monaghan.

Councillors in the Carrickmacross-Castleblayney MD approved minor changes after a speed limit review of local roads.

However, the meeting was told that active travel initiatives could be combined with traffic calming efforts to reduce speeds in urban areas.

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Twelve locations were included in the review, with five changes recommended.

These were 30km/h speed limits in the Ross Cluain estate in Carrickmacross and Knockcarrick in Annyalla.

Periodic speed signs will be installed at Inver College and St Colmcilles school in Blackstaff.

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While a 30km/h limit will be extended on the L5810 Rockdaniel Road as far as the R178 junction.

The presentation was proposed by Councillor Aidan Campbell and seconded by Colm Carthy.

County Council staff addressed the meeting and said that in other areas where higher than the allowed speed limits were detected, they’ll look at traffic calming measures.

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Councillors were reminded that motorists drive to the conditions ahead of them, and reducing the width of the road or adding other features will naturally slow drivers.

It was said that active travel measures to encourage walking and cycling could be amalgamated with calming measures, meaning foot and cycle traffic would be given safer spaces to commute while also slowing vehicle traffic.

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