Survey To Determine If Pedestrian Crossing Is Needed In Ardfert

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THE issue of a pedestrian crossing for Ardfert village was raised again at Monday’s meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors.

Sinn Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris called on Kerry County Council to prepare a plan for a safe route for pedestrians, including pedestrian crossings, to traverse the roads and access amenities in the village including the post office and playground.

She said this was the fourth time in over a year she has called for something to be done about the lack of safe pedestrian crossings.

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Council management said they will carry out a survey of pedestrian movements within Ardfert village to determine any need for a controlled pedestrian crossing facility.

They said formal uncontrolled crossing points near the Village Cross were installed as part of footpath improvement works in 2019 and they proved a positive addition for pedestrians.

However, Cllr Ferris said that, while she appreciated the survey, something needs to be done sooner rather than later and the health and safety aspect should take precedence over footfall and pedestrian movements.

She said the only road in the village is the main route from Tralee to Banna, Ballyheigue, Kilmoyley and Causeway and there is no safe route that allows for safe passage across this main route.

Cllr Ferris said there is a post office on the far side of the village and residents need to cross a minimum of two roads to get to and a creche is located around a corner from the bend from the Ballyheigue route with no signage indicating this (although this is in the process of being arranged).


  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    A survey, how typical. Of course there is a need for a pedestrian crossing?

  2. Jim Smith says:

    Just get on with it. Badly needed. Also something to slow down the speed going thru the village