Kilbelin Estate, Newbridge, residents show the danger of trying to cross the main road at their estate, pictured Saturday, October 27. Photo Tony Keane.
A local councillor has stressed the need for a pedestrian crossing on the Athgarvan Road in Newbridge.
Kilbelin Residents Association in conjunction with Liffey Hall and Riverside Grove held a protest on October 27 to highlight the desperate need for a pedestrian crossing on the busy road.
At the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District meeting on November 21, Cllr Mark Lynch asked Kildare County Council to give “serious consideration” again for a crossing, considering the recent green light for a large planning application of 343 new homes.
Cllr Lynch said over 1,000 people have signed a petition seeking the crossing.
He added that an elderly gentleman was recently nearly knocked down.
A report issued by Kildare County Council said; “Current Traffic Management Guidelines require that a traffic and pedestrian count be carried out in advance of a decision to provide controlled crossing facilities.
“Such an assessment would also identify the optimum area for a controlled crossing if warranted,” said the local authority.