— Despite the 12 colourful bollards, there’s reports of at least one motorist mounting the footpath to go around them.
A filtered permeability trial — to stop rat running — started yesterday on Haverty Road in Marino, Dublin.
Images of the new modal filter posted by councillors, as below, have resulted in complaints on the overuse of plastic bollards by Dublin City Council. These complaints were from people who seemed to both support and disagree with the scheme.
The report said: “The main reasons residents were in favour was due to improving road safety especially for children, reducing cut-through traffic in the Marino area, the reduction in traffic-related noise, it prioritises cyclists over cars, and creates a calmer and more residential place to live.”
Some residents in Marino want such measures to cover a wider area, but Dublin City Council is still only working on these types of projects on a street-by-street basis.
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On the bollards, the response from one councillor is that it is a trial and the look of the design can be fixed later.
However, other councils, both in Ireland and elsewhere, manage to trial such features without using so many plastic bollards.
Even with the number of bollards put in place, there are reports that at least one motorist has mounted the footpath to avoid the bollards.
Dublin City Council also has a record of including a large amount of the yellow and other bollards in longer-term projects, even past the trial stage.
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