Category Archives: Road Safety

Road Safety

Speeding in Trim MD Villages – Notice of Motion

8.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

To help address speeding we ask Meath County Council to road mark all entrances to
villages, where appropriate, in the Trim MD with the new high visibility road markings of
White/Red Background.

Response:

  • As part of the National Speed Limit review, we are currently awaiting new Guidelines on
    the proposed changes to the speed limits nationally.
  • These changes may also have an impact on the Traffic Signs Manual which gives guidance on road markings.
  • On receipt of these documents, we will review and assess locations and update markings
    where necessary.

Housing Estate Road & Footpath Condition Register – Notice of Motion

9.9 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“We call on Meath County Council to create and maintain a footpath and road condition register of all roads and footpaths in housing developments under the charge of Meath County Council.”

Response:
The roads in housing estates in charge of Meath County Council are rated and these are recorded on the Pavement Management System.

There is no up-to-date rating of footpaths in housing estates in charge of Meath Council as the methodology for rating footpaths is currently under review by the Department of Transport.

Notice of Question – Swift Cultural Centre Parking

6. Notice of Question
6.1 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

Please provide an update on the traffic and parking management plan for the Swift
Cultural Centre

RESPONSE
The Council has been liaising with the Solstice Arts Centre who manage the Swift Cultural
Centre. They have advised that the Swift Cultural centre website lists the various carparks
closest to the centre and have asked visitors to refrain from parking in nearby estates.
Going forward, future tickets and ticket confirmation emails will have the carparks listed
similar to the Solstice centre tickets. It should be noted that the public are informed when
making bookings of parking arrangements for each of the centres.

Notice of Motion – Pedestrian Crossing on Ring Road

7.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

To ask Meath County Council to review the provision of pedestrian crossings on the ring
road in Trim and present findings to members at an agreed date.

Response
The transportation department intend to review the provision of cycling and pedestrian
facilities on the ring road in Trim once the R161 Trim Navan pathfinder scheme has been
advanced in order to further support and facilitate an increase in modal share for walking
and cycling trips in the town. Once these have been developed, the Council will present
its proposals to the Trim MD Councillors.

Park & Stride – Notice of Motion

7 Notice of Motion

7.1 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

We call on the Trim Municipal District of Meath County Council to carry out a Park &
Stride trial in Trim and bring findings to Municipal District members for consideration.

Response:
The Parking section will carry out a trial “park and stride” promotion in Trim. This trial will be run for a 3-month period in which the section will promote Park & Stride / Walk the last K. 2 carparks will be utilized for this promotion where drivers can park at Tower View all day parking for €2.00 or free parking in The Council Offices on the Summerhill Road. The parking section will report to the members on this trial its outcomes and recommendations.

Parking on Footpaths – Notice of Question

6 Notice of Question
6.1 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

For years 2022, 2023 and 2024 to date, how many tickets were issued for vehicles parked on footpaths?

RESPONSE:
Navan, Trim and Kells
2022 – Number of Fines: 422
2023 – Number of Fines: 423
2024 – January Number of Fines: 25


Trim Town
2022 – Number of Fines: 101
2023 – Number of Fines: 74
2024 – January Number of fines: 2

Traffic Management M1, M2/N2, M3 & M4. – Notice of Motion

10 General Interest Motions
10.5 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“That Meath County Council calls on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to implement traffic management on motorways and arterial routes (M1, M2, N2, M3 and M4), in particular at points of congestion, as these areas pose a higher risk for road users.”

Shared Space Zones – Notice of Question

8.3 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“By Municipal District, how many designated Shared Spaces Zones are in County Meath?”

Response
Meath County Council currently do not have shared zones. We have approximately 109 slow zones which are used in housing estates that have a 30kph speed limit, the numbers per MD are as follows;

Ashbourne – 22
Kells – 22
Laytown – 10
Navan – 23
Ratoath – 22
Trim – 10
Slow zones utilise a similar sign to F404 in the Traffic Signs Manual.

Shared space zones are however being considered where appropriate on schemes in Ratoath, Navan and Dunboyne.

Special Speed Limit Bye Laws – Trim Ring Road Submission

As part of the Special Speed Limit Bye Laws review I have made a submisstion for the ring road (R154) in Trim.

  • Rin Road, Trim. (R154) – From the entrance at Eamonn Duggan to the river.

The review will take place over the coming months. The review will be carried out in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits In Ireland’ published by the Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

UPDATE: Due to changes by the department Meath County Council has this review on hold. The review will continue when the department issues guideance.

Special Speed Limit Bye Laws – Kilbride Village Submission

As part of the Special Speed Limit Bye Laws review I have made a submisstion for Kilbride Village.

The review will take place over the coming months. The review will be carried out in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits In Ireland’ published by the Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

UPDATE: Due to changes by the department Meath County Council has this review on hold. The review will continue when the department issues guideance.