Pedestrian safety in Moville

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Donegal County Council is to conduct a pedestrian and traffic count in Moville within “the next month or two” in order to decide on the “optimum solution” for traffic calming in the town.

The news was confirmed at Tuesday’s Inishowen Municipal District meeting after Councillor Martin Farren enquired about the provision of a pedestrian crossing at Main Street.

In response, Seamus Hopkins, Senior Executive Engineer for roads confirmed area roads, roads design and Colr Farren has met in Moville to discuss the issue.

He said there are already three designated crossing points within the town centre, that have been “upgraded and improved” over the past three years.

He said roads design confirmed the current crossings “provide a high level of pedestrian safety and are very much in line with current road safety requirements.”

He added: “Road design were anxious to point out that the provision of a traffic light controlled crossing will not automatically lead to an increase in pedestrian safety, Indeed, the inappropriate installation of a traffic light controlled crossing could increase the risk to pedestrians.”