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Coakley says Cutting is ‘unsafe'

July 26th, 2019 8:03 PM

By Southern Star Team

‘The Cutting' in Skibbereen.

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A DISUSED railway line that is now being used as a road in Skibbereen is unsafe for pedestrians, according to a new councillor.

Cllr Karen Coakley (FG) said the road – ‘The Cutting’ – is barely wide enough for two vehicles to pass.

It has no footpath and it is in almost permanently dark in places because there is a high tree canopy overhead. ‘Two blind men walk there regularly, one of whom is deaf,’ Cllr Coakley stated, and asked the Council to do ‘something’ to reduce speed there.

 She suggested speed ramps, but the Council’s engineer, Michael Tobin, said such a move would have to be done in consultation with gardaí. 

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