New cycle lanes introduced in Ennis
A 1.2km traffic calming and cycle lanes scheme linking the Kilrush Road to St Flannan’s College Roundabout, as well as connecting to the Ennis Active Travel Town Scheme network of cycle lanes, is nearing completion and all signage will be in place early next week.
The scheme, which encourages more environmentally friendly transport modes and provides improved access for cyclists and pedestrians to St Flannan’s College and Ennis NS, also includes a new zebra crossing near Éire Óg GAA, new uncontrolled crossing points, an extended bus parking area at St Flannan’s College and a two-way cycle lane from the new zebra crossing to the Kilrush Road. Light segregation between drivers and cyclists is being provided by placing reflective bollards and lane separators on the cycle lane white lines.
Clare County Council asks that drivers note the new layout and look out for cyclists and pedestrians along the route. It is an offence for motorists to park or drive where there is a solid cycle lane line. It also is an offence to park where there is a broken cycle lane line.
The scheme is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport (DTTAS) and has been approved by the Members of Clare County Council's Ennis Municipal District in response to concerns about speeding on a residential road with a 1300-pupil school.
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