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Cork County Council introduces Special Speed Limits (30KMPH) for Housing Estates

Cork County Council introduces Special Speed Limits (30KMPH) for Housing Estates

The members of Cork County Council this week voted to introduce Bye-Laws which will apply a 30km per hour special speed limit in a number of housing estates throughout the County.

These by-laws will come into effect on the 28th day of September 2015. Commenting on the implementation of the new Special Speed Limits, the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said “This initiative, which is being implemented nationwide in all local authorities on a pilot basis arises from a circular issued by the Minister for Transport Pascal Donoghue, TD, in late 2014 responding to a public call for lower speed limits in housing estates throughout the country. This is another example of the commitment that this Council has made to ensuring that Cork County is a safe place to live”.

The speed limits will be implemented in the following areas across all eight Municipal Districts throughout County Cork:

Ballincollig/Carrigaline Municipal District

Ballincollig

  • Innishmore Estate Road
  • Community Drive Road
  • Classis Lake Road

Crosshaven

  • Brightwaters/Drakes Point Estate

Carrigaline

  • Mount Rivers Estate Road
  • Owenabue Heights Estate Road
  • Glenwood Estate Road
  • Waterpark Estate Road
  • Waterpark/Cedarwood Road
  • Waterpark/Bridgemount Road

Douglas

  • Shamrock Lawn Estate Road

Bandon/Kinsale Municipal District

Bandon

  • Clancool Terrace Road

Kinsale

  • Eltin’s Wood Estate

Belgooly

  • The Meadows Estate Road

Blarney/ Macroom Municipal District

Blarney

  • Ard Dara Estate Road

Macroom

  • Ard na Greine Estate Road

Tower

  • Gleann na Rí Estate Road
  • River View Estate
  • Newtownshandrum
  • Highfield Estate Road

Cobh Municipal District

Carrigtwohill

  • Fotarock Estate Road

Cobh

  • Rushbrooke Manor

Carrignavar

  • Knockaneag Road

Glanmire

  • Springmount Estate Road
  • St. Joseph’s/Marble Park Estate Road

East Cork Municipal District

Youghal

  • Dun Coran Estate Road

Castlemartyr

  • The Maples Estate Road
  • The Willows Estate

Cloyne

  • Cloyne Meadows Estate Road

Midleton

  • Lauriston Estate Road
  • The Cotswolds Estate Road

Fermoy Municipal District

Charleville

  • Batt Donnegan Place
  • Hillview Drive

Fermoy

  • Greenhill Estate Road
  • St. Bernard’s Estate Road

Mitchelstown

  • Abbey Farm Estate Road

Watergrasshill

  • Ard Cashel Estate Road

Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District

Kanturk

  • St. Theresa’s Place
  • Dr. Pat O’Callaghan Park

Mallow

  • Gouldshill Estate Road

Banteer

  • Radharc an Fhiolair Estate Road

Millstreet

  • Drishane View Estate Road

West Cork Municipal District

Dunmanway

  • Coill Barra Estate Road

Skibbereen

  • The Mills
  • Cois Caol
  • Hawthorns Estate

Clonakilty

  • Parkview Estate Road
  • Tawnies (St. Pauls Close)
  • Assumption Place

Courtmacsherry

  • Ard na Greine

Bantry Town

  • Reenrour Estate

The Mayor added, “I very much support this initiative and I believe strongly it will improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and children within these estates. If this proposed 30KM/H speed limit is a success, further estates can follow suit in future years”. The onlyexemptions from the Special Speed Limit prescribed in these Bye-Laws are ambulances, fire brigade vehicles, and vehicles used by members of the Garda Síochána in the performance of their duties.

A council spokesperson said that “the Council is pleased that the members had voted for the new bye-laws in a prompt fashion. Public safety is of paramount importance to the Council and this is another forward step to ensuring our children can enjoy a safer environment”.