New road signs and speedometer to urgently reduce speed in Golden, Co. Tipperary

New road signs and speedometer to urgently reduce speed in Golden, Co. Tipperary

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Michelle Moloney King started this petition to Tipperary Town County Council

Thank you for signing this petition to urgently slow traffic in the village of Golden, Co. Tipperary and stopping the Russian Roulette for locals.

I just recieved an exciting update from Cllr Declan Burgess, he recognised the need for urgent traffic management systems in the village of Golden and has a proposal put forward to the County Council asking them to  installing Driver Speed Feedback Signs and Traffic Calming in Golden Village and in particular the Cashel Road. Let's keep signing and sharing. I will email the council to make them aware of this petition.

We need the council to urgently:

  1. Paint road signs on the main road of the village to stop cars parking on the main road of the village to allow passing cars accident free passage.
  2. Paint road markings in the car park to allow safer entrance / exit for cars and pedestrians.
  3. Install a Speed Feedback Signs and Traffic Calming on the Cashel road to Golden to slow down the gunning traffic from Cashel through our peaceful village.
  4. This traffic management on the Cashel side of Golden would allow school children safer access and cars cross the road from New Inn - a safer pass from the speeding Cashel traffic.
  5. Traffic system on Limerick side of Golden for the bridge.

According to the Cashel Garda; there has been a dramatic increase in accidents in the village due to cars parked on the very narrow road - cars driving from the direction of Tipperary Town clipping into cars driving from the New Inn and Cashel direction.

Please help us!

A small primary school and our G.A.A pitch are on the Cashel side of the village and we need to protect these facilities and enable people to safely cross the road.

Also, cars coming from the New Inn direction crossing the road to take the road to Cashel or Tipperary Town face an onslaught of traffic traveling at speed making it a Russian Roulette to join the road.

These measures need to be actioned:

● We urgently need double yellow lines painted on this tiny main road of Golden village to encourage people to park in the vast car park behind Spar. 

● We also need the car park to be painted with markings showing where the parks are to stop drivers doing doughnuts and cowboy circles when parking.

● We also need double yellow lines on the entrance of the car park to prevent the entrance / exit to be choked with cars.

● We also need a speedometer and traffic management on the Cashel side of the village due to the very sad fact of speeding motorists entering the village as if chased by bulls. 

● We need a traffic management system for the Golden bridge due to heavy traffic coming from Limerick/ Tipperary Town including trucks, long vehicles, and tractors all with heavy loads and wide vehicles.

Please, we need your help. Sign the petition and let Tipperary Town Council know we need their help and also, please slow down!

The Advantages of road markings in the Golden car park:

  1. These markings would keep drivers, stationary cars, and children safe.
  2. They would prevent cars wildly swinging into the car park.
  3. They would act as safeguards to help people walk a path, safely, to the shop and cafe.
  4. They would prevent cars parking at the entrance/ exit - choking the entrances; this would allow the entrance to the car park to become far safer and allow pedestrians to safely walk from their cars to local amenities.

The Advantages of road markings on the main road and bridge:

  1. They would cut the dramatic spike of car accidents due to cars parked on the road.
  2. The would enable passing trade to slowly drive through the village and encourage them to park in the  car park behind Spar and enjoy the local amenities.
  3. They would allow cars coming from New Inn to safely cross over the road without praying to the traffic angels for a safe passage.
  4. Local farmers and trucks from the local query and Limerick city pass through the village of Golden daily and our tiny and historical bridge is not wide enough a system would help calm the speed and allowing local cars safe passage across the bridge.

The Advantages of road markings or speed bumps on the Cashel side of Golden village:

  1. Allow safe crossing for school children and parents when parking to safely drop-off and pick-up school children and at the playschool in the community hall.
  2. Allow people safer access when crossing the road to the cafe, pubs, postoffice, butchers, church, or Spar.
  3. Allow cars from New Inn direction to safely drive across the main road without doing a Swan dance to cross over and prevent them from being target practice from the speeding Cashel traffic!

Please sign and share. I'm just a local mother and primary school teacher hoping for a safer driving environment in our local village, Michelle Moloney King.

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