THE issue of dangers to pedestrians at two busy Tralee roads was raised by two councillors at the May meeting of Tralee Town Council on Tuesday evening.
Cllr Johnnie Wall (Ind) put forward a motion that a pedestrian crossing be put in place on the Killerisk Road because of the level of traffic and the fact that it’s a very long stretch of road.
“There are a lot of elderly people living on that road and the only way they can cross safely is to got to the crossings at the end of the road near county buildings or way up at the supermarket towards Ballymullen – that’s about a mile apart,” said Cllr Wall, speaking to TraleeToday.ie after the meeting.
“There should be traffic calming measures and two pedestrian crossings put in place on the road ideally,” said Cllr Wall.
Cllr Norma Foley (FF) agreed that a crossing was needed and said she had brought up the matter at Kerry County Council.
Cllr Conor Foley (SF) brought up the issue of pedestrian safety on John Joe Sheehy Road, especially since the opening of the new Aldi store.
“People coming out from the Mitchels side at Champers can’t see the oncoming traffic due to the bend and it’s an accident waiting to happen,” he said.
Council management said the issue of pedestrian crossings in these areas will have to be looked at by Kerry County Council.