Council bid to reduce speed limits in housing estates to 30km/hour

Tipperary County Council

Council bid to reduce speed limits in housing estates to 30km/hour

In accordance with Section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2004, the Draft Tipperary County Council has initiated a review of all speed limits in the county including the introduction of a 30km/hour limit in housing estates.

Road Traffic Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 have been prepared and will be available for inspection during normal office hours (9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.) Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) from Wednesday 19th October to Friday 18th November 2016 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations:

Nenagh Municipal District Office, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh

Clonmel Borough District Office, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel

Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District Office, New Street, Carrick-on-Suir

Cashel-Tipperary Municipal District Office, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town

Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Office, Slievenamon Road, Thurles

The Draft Bye-Laws and accompanying maps will also available to view online at www.tipperarycoco.ie

Submissions/observations on the Draft Bye-Laws may be made: by completing the submission form online at www.tipperarycoco.ie or by post marked “Tipperary County Council Traffic Speed Limit Bye-Laws” to Administrative Officer, Roads Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary at any of the above offices.

The latest date for receipt of Submissions & observations is Friday 18th November 2016 at 4.30pm.

Director of Services Mr Marcus O'Connor and Mayor Siobhan Ambrose appealed to the public to interact with the council on this matter. One of the proposals is to reduce speed limits to 30km/hour in housing estates and built up area - a move many councillors say is welcome but unworkable.