It takes two minutes to cross the road in Raheny village using the pedestrian lights and the traffic island at the Howth Road and Main Street crossroads.
When the lights finally change in favour of pedestrians the green man is visible for only six seconds. Dublin City Council must do the following:
1. Sync the pedestrian lights at the traffic island so they are concurrent with the rest of the pedestrian lights at the crossroads. Pedestrians must be allowed to cross the road fully without having to wait at the traffic island for another full cycle of the traffic lights.
2. The traffic lights must remain in favour of pedestrians long enough to allow people to cross the road fully using the traffic island.
3. The duration of the green man at these traffic lights must be significantly lengthened.
Why is this important?
The traffic lights at Raheny village are anti-pedestrian and punish people who travel on foot - particularly older people, young children and people with disabilities. This must change immediately.