PINEWOOD Green Road in Balbriggan is not a priority for the installation of speed ramps, according to Fingal County Council but the measure may be considered in the future.
In the interim, the council is to erect 'Children At Play' to address safety concerns in the area. Cllr. Eugene Coppinger (SP) asked the council to install speed ramps on the road but the council explained: ' Trafficcalming ramps are typically installed on the main access roads into large residential estates and particularly on residential roads which are through-routes or 'rat-runs'. ' Their purpose is to deter traffic from outside a residential area from entering. 'Pinewood Green Road is a Cul-de-Sac as the point of entry is also the point of exit. This location would not be considered a high priority for traffic calming ramps. The area can be re-examined if funding becomes available. ' The traffic division recommended that the provision of a 'Children Crossing' sign at the entrance to 'Pinewood Green Road' be considered in the interim. ' This sign is used to alert drivers to the danger of children crossing roads in residential areas. 'Following a meeting between the council and representatives of the residents it was agreed that signage would be erected on Pinewood Green Road at an early date.'