Local Fianna Fáil Councillor, Cormac Devlin argued for taxi drivers (and customers) for taxi's to be able to use the complete length of George's Street in Dún Laoghaire Town. This would cut down on traffic journey time, fares and increase the use of the centre of the town, not to mention, it would also lower the number of cars going through residential streets in the centre of the town.
Opposition parties (Fine Gael, Labour and the Green Party) did not support Cllr. Devlin's proposal.
Motion:Councillor Cormac Devlin
That the Manager allows taxi drivers to use all of Georges Street, Dún Laoghaire.
The issues of traffic movements down George’s Street, whether by buses, taxis, or all vehicles at all times or restricted times and in any particular direction are all matters currently being reviewed by consultants ILTP as part of the Dun Laoghaire Traffic Management Plan. It is hoped the revised draft plan will be presented to local area Councillors in the next four to six weeks.
Following a discussion during which Members expressed the view that the implementation of the proposal contained in this motion was premature having regard to the preparation of the Dun Laoghaire Traffic Management Plan
Following some further consideration and discussion it was agreed that the terms of the Motion should be deferred to be considered in the context of the Traffic Management Plan a draft of which is currently at an advanced stage of preparation.
UP-DATE:The Dún Laoghaire Traffic Management Plan will go on public display in August and Councillor Devlin will be raising this, among other issues once again. Please contact him with your views / comments.