South Dublin County Council is carrying out a review of the speed limit byelaws in the County and proposes to commence the public consultation process in this regard as soon as practicable in 2015.
As part of this review, the Council is now launching a consultation with its citizens to assist the Chief Executive and Elected Members in deciding if the existing 50km/h speed limit is appropriate within housing estates to ensure a safe environment, particularly for children.
Currently the default speed limit in the built up area is 50 km/h with a 30km/h speed limit in place at school times in the vicinity of a number of schools. The Council has provided speed reduction ramps in many of our housing estates which are effective in most cases. This consultation is being undertaken at the request of the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport to check the effectiveness of such traffic calming schemes and to determine if a reduced speed limit of 30 km/h should be introduced in residential areas. The responses to this consultation will assist the Council in carrying out its regulatory role in relation to speed limits Interested parties are invited to make submissions in writing/email to the Senior Executive Officer, Land Use, Planning & Transportation, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 - firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 4.30 pm on Friday 9th Jan 2015