Newbridge residents to hold protest this Saturday to call for pedestrian crossing

No safe place to cross the Athgarvan Road

Niamh O'Donoghue

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Newbridge residents to hold protest this Saturday to call for pedestrian crossing

Athgarvan Road, Newbridge

Residents on the Athgarvan Road in Newbridge are holding a protest this Saturday, October 27 to highlight the desperate need for a pedestrian crossing on the busy road.

The protest is being organised by the Kilbelin Residents Association in conjunction with Liffey Hall and Riverside Grove. 

"We are hoping that families and children and pedestrians will meet at the Gables at 2pm on Saturday. There is nowhere for residents to cross the road safely to get to the Linear Park on the other side. We have been asking the councillors for a pedestrian crossing for years and getting nowhere," said a spokesperson for the Kilbelin Residents Association. 

He said the road is extremely busy and speeding is also an issue.

"Traffic and the speed is a problem and we have no pedestrian crossing. The new relief road at Newbridge Silverware has two pedestrian crossings about 500 metres apart and there is no one using it, and we can't even get a pedestrian crossing on the main road. It's unbelievable," he said. 

The residents associations have dropped leaflets into all the houses in the area, urging them to come along next Saturday.