Sinn Féin Councillor Clarke Says Close Call Demonstrates Need For Traffic Calming
Sinn Féin councillor Willie Clarke, has said the acute need for traffic calming measures in the Bryansford Road and Tullybrannigan Road area of Newcastle has been demonstrated by a recent incident in the town where a young man was knocked down last week by a vehicle when he was crossing the Bryansford Road to get a school bus.
Councillor Clarke said: “This accident serves as a wake-up call for traffic calming measures much needed in this area of Newcastle.
“In the past I have articulated that view that there should be traffic calming and crossing controls at this very busy junction. The issue, particularly of speeding traffic is of huge concern to the local people living within the Bryansford Road and Tullybrannigan Road.”
“Within the past week we have seen a young man being knocked down on the Bryansford Road. This clearly demonstrates the need for traffic calming measures. Thankfully he was not seriously injured. I will be in contact with the Roads Service to ask that a traffic assessment be undertaken at the Bryansford Road/ Tullybrannigan/ Causeway Road junction in Newcastle. Unless some action is taken to slow the speed of traffic in this area, another accident is just waiting to happen.”