App to fix potholes sought

Fianna Fáil local election candidate for Carrick-On-Suir, Imelda Goldsboro has proposed that Tipperary County Council immediately establish a ‘Fix my Pothole’ mobile app and website so dangerous potholes can be reported and dealt with quickly and efficiently.

She commented: “The level of disrepair and deterioration of the rural roads across county Tipperary is a constant worry for residents. In order to ensure a swift response to these problems, Fianna Fáil is proposing a ‘Fix my Pothole’ website that will offer drivers a chance to highlight damaged roads and report them in a quick and efficient manner.

“I am calling on Tipperary County Council to develop a new app based on the successful City of Boston Street Bump App that allows people to update information on where pot holes are in their area.

“The concept of Street Bump is simple and uses technology already built in on smart phones including their global positioning systems (GPS) and notes the location of the car and the size of the pothole.

“This data can then be analysed to identify and address road conditions. This will be fed into the local authority database, a response sent to the individual and a timeframe for fixing the problem laid out. If I am elected to Tipperary County in May, I will make it a priority to get the app and website up and running as a matter of urgency.


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