Unsafe parking in the Green Road area of Carlow Town described as 'a recipe for disaster'

A petition has been launched calling for action

Darren Hassett

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Local election candidate for People Before Profit, Adrienne Wallace

Following recent complaints from residents in the Green Road area - near Institute of Technology Carlow - about unsafe parking, a petition has been launched.

Local election candidate for People Before Profit, Adrienne Wallace said the residents' concerns need to be met and the Council need to open a dialogue between all parties to find a solution.

In response to a resident's complaint last week the Council said issues surrounding unsafe parking was a matter for the Gardaí.

Adrienne Wallace met with some concerned residents and said: "It is important we act now before there is a serious accident.

"Footpaths are blocked with parked cars and children on bikes, parents with buggies and wheelchair users are pushed out onto the road.

"At the same time more cars are pouring into the estate - this is a recipe for disaster. Residents are right to be concerned and it is shameful that the Council are trying to fudge this.’

Ms Wallace added: "A number of residents have signed [the petition] and are calling on the Council to address the issues and provide solutions. People have had their cars blocked in to their drives and been unable to get out for work - it’s just unacceptable.

"At the same time people who are using the amenities close-by, namely the schools and colleges, need to be able to park their cars securely.

"Solutions can of course be found, perhaps a site for an over spill car park can be found or permits applied for. Eitherway nothing will happen until all parties involved are brought around a table and listened to.

"That is what this petition is calling for and we hope the council respond accordingly."