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28/09/2021

Councillor hits out at 'people parking inconsiderately' forcing pedestrians off paths

'It's a health and safety matter for pedestrians...'

Carlow Carlow Carlow

Cllr Andrea Dalton

A councillor has hit out at "people parking inconsiderately" and forcing pedestrians to come off paths in certain parts of Carlow Town. 

Cllr Andrea Dalton raised the matter at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council where she said: "People are parking inconsiderately and pedestrians have to come off the path and on to the road. 

"It's a huge issue in the Green Road area."

She called on the Council to publish parking guidelines for motorists. 

Director of Services, Dan McInerney, said the Council have tried various measures in relation to the ongoing issues at Green Road and Southern Gardens and they haven't all been successful. 

"It's largely a case of the resources needed for enforcement," he added. 

Cllr Dalton said parking guidelines could be distributed through the student body at IT Carlow. 

Mr McInerney said the college had appointed top architects to develop a masterplan for the design of the IT and he "hopes they'll take the parking concerns on board". 

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