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To: Galway City Councillors

Reject the Proposed Kirwan Junction Plan

We, the undersigned, call on Galway City Councillors to oppose The Proposed Variation to the Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023

Please listen to the local residents and reject the proposed junction plan. We call on the engineers to look at the bigger traffic picture, not just the junction in isolation, and they will see that there are better options.
We are not opposed to signalisation of the junction, but this design does not meet the city's needs.

Why is this important?

Anong many reasons why the residents object are:
- The present traffic problem is not due to the roundabout itself, but the backed-up traffic towards town on the Headford Road.
- Redesigning the junction does not address this issue at all
- €1.2million will be spent
- Additional lanes added to four arms of the junction, yet the capacity increase wil be only 15%
- Public (and private) green space will be taken
- Mature trees felled
- Compulsory Purchase will take years to complete
- Commercial interests in the area damaged
- All local residents will be hugely inconvenienced and in the case of those in the immediate vicinity totally isolated
- There will be nine sets of lights in the short stretch from Ballinfoile church to the Courthouse.

Menlo, Galway City, Ireland

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2017-11-21 20:30:36 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-20 19:45:24 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-20 16:24:51 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-19 19:53:48 +0000

10 signatures reached