Request for traffic calming on Harbour View Rd

Request for traffic calming on Harbour View Rd

Last month, a pizza delivery driver received minor injuries in a collision with a stolen car on the road. 

Cork City Council will be asked to address traffic calming on Harbour View Rd following a number of accidents on the road.

Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent has written to the council asking for a report from its chief executive, Ann Doherty, on what can be done in relation to traffic calming measures on the road.

It follows the death of Kimberly O’Connor, 16, when a car she was travelling in collided with a wall near her home on February 20.

It also comes after a crash in which a pizza delivery driver received minor injuries in a collision with a stolen car on the same stretch of road on Wednesday, May 27. Four youths who were in the stolen car fled the scene.

Mr Nugent said the road is a very busy thoroughfare and is asking what can be done to slow traffic in the interim and longer term, taking into account the ongoing Knocknaheeny regeneration scheme.

He is bringing a motion to the council, seeking that it will prioritise traffic calming for the road. He said he will also be raising the issue at the next North-West Local Area Committee meeting.

Garda investigations are continuing into both crashes but no arrests have been made, according to a spokesman.

Residents are being surveyed in a joint initiative by the Harbour View Rd residents’ association and the Impact community group on measures to slow traffic on the road.

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