26th April, 2001
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT THE CHURCH IN CARRIGALINE?
As a Mum, with a toddler and baby, I would like to ask why there is no provision for a pedestrian or even better, pelican crossing at the Catholic Church in Carrigaline.
When I take my children to the village, we regularly pop into the church. Afterwards, when we come out, we have to cross the road towards the hotel and it is downright dangerous. We could go all the way back to SuperValue to cross over at the pedestrian crossing there, but it is too far for a little toddler to walk and I don't want my children to miss out on 'paying a visit' to the church either.
Currently, we literally take our lives into our hands, to cross over. No-one will stop, until we actually step out onto the road and even then people sometimes speed up, to swerve around us. I have even noticed that some of these crazy drivers are women with children of their own strapped into the back seats of their cars. Eventually a lady or gentleman driver comes along and lets us go across the road - unfortunately these lady/gentlemen drivers are in the minority. Sadly.
I hope that it does not take a fatality in the area to encourage the development of a pedestrian or pelican crossing here.
Perhaps all integrated traffic lights system/pelican
crossing on that overly busy roundabout, could work well?
I hope that our politicians and media people will look at this one.
Meanwhile, please as a Mum, call I appeal to drivers to let parents cross the road safely, with children? Surely we could slow down once in a while, so that our little ones are able to do something so basic as to cross the road after visiting the church?
Yours faithfully, (Name and address with Editor)
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