Footpath protest held on narrow northside Dublin residential street

A footpath protest was held this morning to highlight motorists mounting the kerbs and driving on footpaths on Richmond Road on Dublin’s northside.

The street, which runs between Fairview and Drumcondra, is subject to chronic levels of motorists driving and parking on footpaths.

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The protest was organised by Richmond Road and Grace Park Road Residents Association and a number of politicians attended the action this morning.

Local TD Neasa Hourigan (Green Party) said: “Families on Richmond Road really struggling with safety due to people driving (at speed) regularly on the footpath. Dublin City Council need to act, maybe a one way system?”

She said that Childvision are based in the area with small children learning to use white canes.

Cllr Naoise Ó Muirí (FG) said: “Down to support local residents on Richmond Road this morning – footpath mounting by cars and trucks has been going on there for far too long. A solution has been developed with residents and agreed by them – implementation by Dublin City Coumcil is long overdue.”

Cllr Donna Cooney said: “Well done to the residents & public reps that got out this morning to protest about the dangerous traffic on their road and along pavements.
We need action now, this situation has been going on for far too long.”

Cllr Cooney also posted this video of part of the protest:

She said that there is a cycleway also proposed for Richmond Road and Grace Park Road, and asked why this wasn’t being brought forward sooner.

Cllr Damian O’Farrell (independent) said: “Richmond Road this morning …. peaceful protest .. residents fed up with throu traffic mounting footpaths… Maybe Marino residents next to protest and block rat running.”

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