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CALL TO EXAMINE TRAFFIC SAFETY IN CITY SUBURBS

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Date Published: 11-Oct-2012

A pedestrian advocacy group is calling for a fresh focus on traffic safety issues in the Rahoon-Knocknacarra area.

Cosain, which carried out four surveys, found that 9 out of 10 vehicles observed were breaking the 50 kilometre per hour limit.

Meanwhile, nearly one-third of motorists in the June surveys were noted as driving at 65 kilometres per hour or faster.

The group had hoped the study would come before this week’s Joint Policing Committee meeting but noted its disappointment after the matter was referred to a traffic sub-group which has failed to hold regular meetings to date.

Simon Comer of the Cosain group is calling for official speed surveillance in the area as well as an audit of existing infrastructure to assess the quality of the walking and cycling environment.

He is now urging the traffic sub-group to meet and discuss the findings as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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