4 May 2014
Dear Mr XXX*
I have submitted a request for barriers for the laneways in and out of Idrone as follows;
As the Green Party area representative for the Templeogue-Terenure area I have received a number of complaints about the laneways into and out of the Idrone estate. Many of them have over grown shrubbery but the most serious complaint is that people have started using scrambler bikes through these lanes which is extremely dangerous and the residents require the installation of barriers to prevent a terrible accident.
This will probably require further survey work etc and I will keep pushing it. Many residents mentioned the general need to spruce up the laneways and I think that a Tidy Towns group might be the way to build on the existing community spirit and get support from the county council. I have also written to the Social Credits section of the council to see why they did not support the local clean up that was organised.
*Name redacted for privacy
18 April 2014
Dear Ms Leonard
Locals coming from Knocklyon Road face delays getting onto the main road because of the traffic light sequence at the junction of Knocklyon Road and the Firhouse Road. They have to wait for three cycles of light changes before the pedestrians are allowed to cross and it is only then that the cars have a chance to cross the junction.
We realise that traffic on the main road should be kept as free flowing as possible but during peak times there is too much of an imbalance at present. The sequence could be changed for a trial basis at least to see if that alleviates the situation and monitor any knock-on effects.
Another, smaller, problem with a local traffic light is that the crossing lights on Old Bridge Road are covered by the leaves of a tree outside
22 February 2014
South Dublin County Council
Dear Sir / Madam
As Green Party representative for the Templeogue-Terenure area I have to bring to your attention some serious path defects on Ballyroan Road on behalf of residents there. The paths on Ballyroan Road are generally in a good state of repair but the driveway outside No. 2 has one very large pothole which could damage a car as well as several smaller holes and severe cracks in the concrete. Furthermore the grass verges here are being damaged by visitors to the Doctor’s surgery at driving up to park to the doctor’s surgery at No.4.
15 January 2014
South Dublin County Council
Dear Ms Leonard
Residents in the Marian Road area of Rathfarnham have asked me to bring important traffic management issues around the Rosemount Shopping Centre and Anne Devlin Road to your attention. Some simple – and relatively cheap – adjustments could make a great difference to the accessibility and safety of this great local facility.
I have enclosed: a submission describing the problems, some photographs, and copies of a petition from users of the shopping centre and community centre collected over just two separate hours in December and January.
I hope my points are clear and I am happy to provide further information and to meet at the location for discussion if required.
This is National Accessibility Week, being marked in South Dublin County Council by ‘A range of events’ (unfortunately the link to the brochure is not working and so I don’t have any further details). Coincidentally residents in the Marian Road area have brought to my attention the inaccessible state of their local shopping centre . . .
Rosemount Shopping Centre
As you can see there is no clear path to get to the shops from the lower direction of Marian Road or Orchardstown Avenue. At busy times the double yellow lines are regularly ignored which blocks the pathway even further.
The pavement outside Supervalu is quite crowded with a bicycle rack, shopping trolley park and a litter bin plonked right in the middle of the pavement!
This is an area with a high proportion of elderly residents, as well as families with young children in buggies who find these obstacles hard to manage but more urgently the road is not safe to cross. What was originally a small suburban road is now being used by a large volume of traffic heading to the great new Ballyroan Library, and the Community Centre – a proper pedestrian crossing is needed – with a staggered barrier instead of a straight fence to allow safe access to the pavement.