Cllr Elena Secas put the question about bike lanes to the executive
COUNCIL bosses have ruled out the painting of cycle lanes onto the Dublin Road for safety reasons.
In a response to a question at this month’s council meeting from Labour councillor Elena Secas, John Sheehan, the senior executive officer in charge of roads in the metropolitan district, said that due to the fact the traffic volumes in the Dublin Road are measured at 20,000 cars a day.
Also, he added, the speed limits on the road, are 60 kilometres per hour.
National transport guidelines recommend that cycle lanes should only be put in place where the speed limit is 30 kilometres per hour, and where streets receive less than, on average 8,000 cars per day.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.