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Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Traffic chaos outside schools can be avoided - Flood

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Councillor Kenneth Flood.

Councillor Kenneth Flood (SF) says that the traffic chaos outside many of Drogheda’s schools at drop off and pick up times can be avoided.

He says that the drop off zone on the grounds at Ballymakenny College is the example that should be followed at other schools as it leaves the road outside free from cars while parents are picking up their children.

“The same cannot be said on other streets throughout the town such as at Our Ladies College in Greenhills” Flood said.

“Parents do not have the opportunity to drop off and pick up on the school grounds and must park in Shrewsbury Manor and elsewhere nearby to wait for their children.”

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“This chokes up the roads and leads to traffic congestion and is inconvenient for parents and residents alike. The same thing occurs at schools throughout Drogheda. But it doesn't need to.”

The solution, he says, is “if a school has the space, the Department of Education should allocate funding for them to put in a specific drop off/pick up zone to relieve the traffic pressure.”

Deputy Imelda Munster and Cllr Flood have submitted a Parliamentary Question to the Department of Education on this issue and when their response is received, Munster and Flood will be liaising with local schools.

“Examples of how this works are already evident in Drogheda. We just need to ensure other areas and schools are given the same opportunity” Cllr Flood said.

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