Chapel Gate Residents Protest to Proposed Road Markings

July 18, 2013 0

Residents of all ages from Chapel Gate in Balbriggan came out in force this evening to protest against the councils proposal to impose parking restrictions on their road. The residents have said that lives will be lost if the local authority pushes through a plan to deal with a chaotic traffic problem on a busy approach road leading to the centre of Balbriggan.

One local resident Nellie Richardson who is 100 years old attended her first protest in 100 years for fears that the council plans will have serious implications. Residents were joined by Councillors who also agreed with their plight. The junction sees large volumes of traffic coming from the M1 and Millfield Shopping Centre, and the new lines are designed to remove parked cars during peak hours from the street.

The council plans to put down a double yellow lines on one side of the street with a single yellow line along a row of houses on the other side of the street, that will allow residents to park on the street at night. But the local residents, who once thought the street would become a cul-de-sac, say the lining is not the solution and some argue that removing parked cars from the street will only serve to speed the traffic up and result in even greater road safety issues in the area.