Request for barriers declined due to health and safety risk to cyclists
At a recent area meeting for Lusk Cllr Rob O’Donoghue requested barriers to be installed at the pedestrian exits at Lusk village. Fingal County Council declined to install such barriers due to the health and safety risk to cyclists and no longer installs these types of barriers for this reason.
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COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL BALBRIGGAN/RUSH-LUSK/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING [Services A – Operational Matters and Water Services]
Thursday 11th February 2021
ITEM NO. 23
Pedestrian barriers outside the pedestrian exits from Lusk Village onto the Lusk bypass
Question: Councillor R. O’Donoghue
“To ask the Chief Executive if the Traffic Engineer has completed their assessment for the installation of safety barriers (similar to the recent erections outside the Forge Estate on the opposite side of the bypass, see attached photo) at the pedestrian exits from Lusk Village onto the R127 Ring Road and when can these barriers be erected?”
Reply: Placing a barrier at this location could create a potential hazard for pedestrian/cyclists if struck between it and a vehicle and for this reason the Council no longer installs such pedestrian barriers.
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