{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 9th November, 2020, 2.30 pm


Venue: Remotely on Zoom

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Presentation and Report on Pigeon House Road Interim Traffic Measures pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Presentation on Gulistan Depot Site (Starting at 3.30pm approx.)


Minutes of the South East Area Committee Meeting held on 12th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 743 KB


Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 70 KB

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group Meeting held on 27th October 2020.


Corporate Services and Transformation Department pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Report on Proposed Works: Part 8 Dublin City Council Crèche. 

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Planning and Property Development Department Matters pdf icon PDF 80 KB

      i.        Report on proposed disposal: Rathmines Square lease of 7 car parking spaces to Aldi Stores Ireland Ltd.

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South East Area Office Matters pdf icon PDF 319 KB

      i.        Report of the Director of Services, South City.


     ii.        Report on Discretionary Fund 2020.

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Motion 1 from Councillor Tara Deacy

That this committee agrees to the establishment of a working group to begin to look at the possibilities of creating a sensory garden for the Dublin 12 community. This could involve other local area committees and should include community groups also.


Motion 2 from Councillor Tara Deacy

That this committee agrees to address the ongoing issues associated with the junction of Kimmage Road Lower and Aideen Avenue. Drivers are ignoring the ‘no turn right sign’ with little or no enforcement by the Gardaí. There have been several serious incidents at this junction, with a resident last week being knocked off her bike and the driver then absconded. Can we look at some type of additional measure?   What is there is not sufficient.


Motion 3 from Councillor Deirdre Conroy

That this committee agrees to support the need for school signage to reduce traffic speed and prevent illegal parking on footpaths outside Harold’s Cross Educate Together School. A substantial information document has been submitted by school principal, Cian Gleeson and I have forwarded to our local area manager and Traffic Department.

The following issues are some they have identified which are currently causing potential danger to children as they travel to and from the school:


A) Lack of ‘School’ Traffic Signage:

There is currently nothing to indicate to through traffic that there is a school at this location. A School Zone speed limit sign is urgently needed.  Possible Suggestions: Urgent installation of ‘school’ signage and a flashing School Zone speed limit sign. A reduced speed limit outside our school should be implemented.

B) Vehicles in the entrance to the school:

The entrance of the school is periodically blocked by cars and/or heavy vehicles working at the construction site adjacent to the school. Cars and vans are constantly parked on the footpath on the school side of the road both on the left and right side of the entrance gate.

Efforts to reduce parking in the entrance have displaced some school parking to Parkview Avenue where cars parking on the pavement are creating a danger for children who need to use the footpath. There may be other nearby streets experiencing this problem. Residential streets which may have previously had some on-street parking spaces available now do not, due to increases in working from home due to Covid 19.

As shown in the document images, there are several cars parked on the side of the road even at traffic peak times. This restricts passage for cyclists as the limited space in the occluded bus lane is shared also with buses and taxis. It has also to be noted that this road link is currently experiencing an increased volume of cyclists due to the changes in commuting mobility related to COVID. Despite the increased volumes of cyclists, the cycling infrastructure is completely inadequate as cyclists have to contend for space with buses, vans and cars.


Motion 4 from Councillor Tara Deacy

That this committee agree that the D12 area  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.


Questions to the Chief Executive 9th November 2020 pdf icon PDF 258 KB