Rampant illegal parking is causing 'bedlam' in this Cork estate

Rampant illegal parking is causing 'bedlam' in this Cork estate
Example of the parking situation parking in Marble Park and St Joseph’s View. Picture: Ger Koehane.

CITY Hall has been asked to tackle parking ‘bedlam’ in two housing estates in Glanmire.

Residents in Marble Park and St Joseph’s View in Riverstown are being penned into their homes by people visiting local businesses and the local national school, according to local councillor Ger Keohane.

A city council engineer and traffic warden are due to visit the area in the coming weeks to address the situation.

Mr Keohane said pedestrians are also impacted by drivers parking on footpaths, while some motorists visiting the area are even parking on green areas in the estates.

Example of parking in Glanmire. Picture: Ger Keohane.
Example of parking in Glanmire. Picture: Ger Keohane.

He believes that measures need to be introduced to stop the illegal parking before an accident takes place.

“St Joseph’s school is in the estate and there are also a number of businesses,” said Mr Keohane.

“The cars are parking everywhere and anywhere

“When people are collecting their kids from school or there is an event on at night, it can be bedlam.

“I have spoken to City Hall and they are considering sending a traffic warden down for a few hours a couple of times a week to keep an eye on the situation.

“I have also spoken to the roads engineer as the road was recently resurfaced and double yellow lines have yet to be restored.”

Mr Keohane said thoughtless parking is creating dangerous driving conditions for residents trying to access their homes.

“People are parking in front of residents’ drives and they can’t get out and they are also parking on bends,” he said.

“Those exiting the estate are blind-sighted when trying to get out.

“It is dangerous. This situation has been ongoing for a few years and residents have had enough,” he added.

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