Green Party welcomes 30km/h Calmer Communities

The Green Party has welcomed the roll-out of further 30 km/h zones in residential areas in Dublin City from midnight on Tuesday 30th May 2017.

New 30 km/h speed limits will be introduced in Sandymount, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Raheny, Artane, Donaghmede, Drumcondra, Glasnevin and Phibsborough. In most cases the new speed limits do not apply on arterial roads, but are being introduced on predominantly residential roads and streets.

The chair of Dublin City Council’s Transportation Committee Councillor Ciarán Cuffe said: “This will create calmer communities where children will be safer walking and cycling to and from school and the shops. The changes will also help older people who are often afraid to walk due to fears of speeding traffic. This initiative will encourage people of all ages to walk and cycle, and get more exercise.

“This initiative follows the lead set by other cities around Europe such as Edinburgh, London and Copenhagen that have already introduced area-wide speed reductions. The evidence from these cities shows that 30 km/h zones work and help create calmer communities for all.”
ENDS

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