till only at the planning stages, the proposed one-way system for Delgany village finally has a face.
With local residents and businesses getting together tonight to examine the above, the one overriding issue is on-street parking for businesses.
And Farrelly’s arbattoir, where the animals need to be delivered straight to their gate of destiny.
Nobody wants to watch Dead Cow Walking every Monday and Thursday.
In the meantime, here’s the lowdown from Greystones’ town engineer Ruairi O’Hanlon on the one-way plans…
The design is based on providing as much space to the vulnerable road user as is feasible and it does so by way of the following:
Provision of as much footpath space as is feasible. The focus on the balance of which side of the road the footpath is increased is based on where the local businesses are, i.e. more footpath space is being provided in front of local business than on the opposite side of the road. This means the footpath from the Wicklow Arms, passing Doe Eyes and up to Farrelly’s Butches, is wider than on the opposite side of the road. Conversely the footpath outside the Village Mart, the Bear Paw and the Horse and Hound is wider than on the opposite side of that section of road. The existing kerbline is shown on the drawing by way of a dashed line. The existing concrete footpaths will be removed and a new footpath will be constructed using a preformed recycled rubber kerbs bolted down onto the existing road carriageway and filled in behind with a buff coloured asphalt concrete (tarmac).
Provision of a 2m wide contra flow cycle climbing lane which will be separated from the main road carriageway by way of kerbs and bollards similar to those on Rathdown Rd in Greystones. This will allow slow moving cyclists going uphill to be permitted to do so without being pressured by vehicular traffic. Bollards will not be placed in front of existing vehicular access to properties.
Provision of a 3m wide one way road carriageway. This is ample for a one way in an urban area and can be reduced where required to ensure adequate footpath space.
A loading bay has been provided for where available space permitted and this is located where currently there is a grass verge outside of the Convent.