My first motion at today’s Municipal District meeting, ‘That the council provide an update and identify which estates and when are to benefit from traffic calming solutions around the district.
Here is the report issued by Ms E Wright, Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Section. There is no available list, each estate is taken on its merit, assessed, and if required then a suitable design may carried out strictly subject to funding and staffing resources. The issue of traffic calming in housing estates is being examined by the Department of Transport’s Support Unit, based at Kildare National Roads Office.
Research is currently underway with a view to developing national guidelines on traffic calming in housing estates and best practice. A timeline for the publication of the work of the Support Unit is not available at this time.