Cllr Wants Action On ‘Phantom’ Pedestrian Crossings Near Tralee Schools

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The crossing at Matt Talbot Road.

A TRALEE Municipal District councillor has asked the Council to do something about what he described as ‘phantom’ pedestrian crossings at two Tralee schools.

Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien said there was confusion among motorists and pedestrians about who has the right of way at the road markings at Matt Talbot Road near Garvey’s car park and Brewery Road near CBS Primary School.

Cllr O’Brien said pedestrians think they are pedestrian crossings and walk straight across the road in front of vehicles and the situation is very dangerous, especially at Matt Talbot Road.

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Colm Nagle of Kerry County Council said they are not formal pedestrian crossing points and  are lined and signed as a School Warden crossing points only. He said the Council would take a look at the markings at Matt Talbot Road to see if this could be made clearer to pedestrians and motorists.

He also said as part of the Island of Geese plans, there is a provision for a pedestrian crossing in that area when they site is developed.

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