Fianna Fáil Press Office
Cllr Paul McAuliffe
21 January 2016
Lives will be lost unless Council addresses Traffic Requests Backlog – McAuliffe
The Fianna Fáil leader on Dublin City Council maintains that lives are being put at risk due to backlogs in the Dublin City Traffic Department.
“Thousands of traffic queries, many of them urgent safety improvement requests, are waiting to be actioned by officials in the Traffic Department of Dublin City Council.”
“These requests range from installing speed bumps, stop signs, children at play signs, and requests for repairs. They are all important to the lives of people,” added Cllr McAuliffe who is a candidate for Dublin North-West.
In a Question to Dublin City Council, the councillor found out that 4331 traffic requests are currently outstanding out of a total of 8161 requests received between September 2014 and January 2016.
“It just isn’t good enough that 53% of requests are not being dealt with. We need a plan to address these issues as quickly as possible.”
“The Minister for the Environment and the City Manager must provide extra resources to the Traffic Department to clear this backlog as quickly as possible,” concluded Cllr McAuliffe.