Kildare Chief Supt supporting calls for pedestrian crossings in Kill & Johnstown

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Kildare Chief Supt supporting calls for pedestrian crossings in Kill & Johnstown
By Louise McCarthy 13:10 Friday 16th of November 2018

Kildare's Chief Superintendent is urging the county council to install a pedestrian crossing in Kill and Johnstown, according to Senator Anthony Lawlor.

Today at 4pm,  Fine Gael Senator Senator Anthony will be part of a group taking part in another Go Slow Protest at Kill.

The Go Slow protests have been taking place ever since a young schoolgirl sustained injuries in a collision.

However, the residents of Kill have been looking for a pedestrian crossing long before the young girl was knocked down.

Parent Diana Maynard said: "We want to try get the council to wake up and implement a pedestrian crossing and for the village not to be used as a rat run for the N7 road works. The people of kill have being asking for a crossing since the lollipop lady was let go."

Following a Garda review, Chief Supt Brian Sutton in a letter to Senator Anthony Lawlor said: "We are of the view that the installation of a designated, visible, safe pedestrian crossing in both Kill and Johnstown would be very beneficial and in the interests of public road safety."

Chief Supt Sutton informed Senator Lawlor that the letter has been forwarded to the Roads Section of Kildare County Council.

Earlier this week concerned parents and local residents from Kill staged a protest outside Kildare County Council offices on Tuesday, 13 November

A major protest is scheduled to take place outside the council’s offices next Tuesday November 20 at 3.30pm, with a meeting of the Naas Municipal District also taking place on the same day.

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