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Councillors vote next week on new Galway City 30km/h speed limit


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Councillors vote next week on new Galway City 30km/h speed limit Councillors vote next week on new Galway City 30km/h speed limit

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – A 30km/h speed limit in the city centre and an 80km/h limit on Bóthar na dTreabh are among proposals to be voted on by councillors next Monday.

Draft Speed Bylaws will come before local representatives next week following a full review of the limits across the city.

The changes, which have proven controversial since they were mooted over two years ago, follow on from councillors rejecting draft bylaws in 2020 for various reasons including opposition to increases on some city routes.

The draft bylaws, seen by the Galway City Tribune, include for a 30km/h city centre zone which will apply to major inner-city routes such as Bohermore, the Headford Road, College Road, University Road and Dominick Street.

An 80km/h limit is proposed for 100m east of Kirwan Junction (Menlo Park Hotel) extending as far as the Tuam Road junction, dropping to 60km/h between there and 80 metres east of the Ballybane Road junction – before increasing to 100km/h for the remainder of the route.

An increase is also suggested on the N84 Headford Road, rising to 60km/h on the north side of the Bóthar an Chóiste junction, before increasing to 80km/h just under one kilometre from that same junction.

The 50km/h limit on the Coast Road to Oranmore is also set to increase to 80km/h, as it was before the first attempt to increase the limit in 2020 showed discrepancies between the signage on the route and the limit as set down by existing bylaws.

The limit on the N83 Tuam Road is to increase to 60km/h from 20 metres north of the Castlegar (School) Road junction, before increasing to 100km/h at a point 670 metres from that junction and extending as far as the city boundary.

This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the January 6 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can support our journalism by buying a digital edition HERE.

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