A recent road traffic accident involving a student crossing from St Eunan’s College to the playing field across the road has led Councillor Dessie Shields to submit a motion to Letterkenny Muncipal District Council.
The Council should replace the current pedestrian crossings with pelican or zebra crossings, install a new crossing just below the college gates beside College Row and erect additional speed warning signs, said Shiels.
“I am very familiar with the area as a former Glencar resident and also as a primary student in Scoil Colmcille and also as a secondary student in St Eunan’s College. The area is well built up residentially with normal residential and through flow traffic,” he said.
“It also serves 4 schools in total, 2 of which are secondary and 2 of which are national schools: St Eunans College, Scoil Colmcille, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal and Loretto Convent below. This means that there are large numbers of schoolchildren in the area on a daily basis attending school together with their parents making drop off and collection trips,” he continued.