Lone Moor Road residents want calming measures

An example of the traffic calming measure on the Culmore Road.
An example of the traffic calming measure on the Culmore Road.

Lone Moor Road residents want the same traffic calming measures which exist on the Culmore Road .

Stephen McGilloway has been living in the Lone Moor Road area for several years and believes it’s only a matter of time before someone is badly injured or killed.

“The speed at which some cars travel over the Lone Moor Road is well over the 30 mph speed limit - unless something is done it’s only a matter of time before someone is hurt or killed,” he said.

One traffic calming measure that Stephen and other Lone Moor Road residents would like to see introduced is already in place on the Culmore Road.

“I’ve driven on the Culmore Road recently and I have seen the big 30 mph road markings. They are a great reminder to motorists to slow down.

“If they have them on the Culmore Road then there’s no reason, that I can see, why we shouldn’t have them on the Lone Moor Road,” added Stephen.

Local Sinn Fein Councillor for the area, Colly Kelly, told the ‘Journal’ he had received complaints from residents about the lack of traffic calming measures in the Lone Moor Road area.

“It’s apparent that the majority of vehicles travelling along this road are doing so well in excess of the 30mph speed limit. Residents who have raised this issue with me have said at night the speed of the cars travelling along this road is frightening with some travelling at 60 to 70mph and resembling a race track.

“I am calling for 30mph circles to put on the roadway along this main arterial route as a matter of urgency.

“These signs have been introduced on the Culmore Road and residents are asking why they can’t be introduced on the Lone Moor Road.”

Colr. Kelly added: “Along this road we have Brandywell Stadium, Celtic Park, the City Cemetery, three main link roads to Creggan, two link roads to the Bogside and Brandywell , Bligh’s Lane with three schools and a shopping centre and industrial estate.”