Saturday, March 23, 2019

Simple solution to Pinkeen Stream crossing issue?

A simple solution to the ongoing issue of the dangerous unofficial crossing of Pinkeen Stream came up during discussions at a recent meeting of Kilcullen Community Action, writes Brian Byrne.

The crossing is used hundreds of times a day by residents and children from the Cnoc na Greine estates to access the Community Centre campus and the national and secondary schools.

Repeated requests to Kildare County Council to consider a proper crossing, perhaps by a footbridge, have failed to bring a solution.

At the KCA meeting, the suggestion was to move the GAA Club gates a short way up the access lane to the club's premises. Because Pinkeen Stream is culverted to the Pitch and Putt Club just inside the existing gates position, this would mean that a simple opening in the wall to Cnoc na Greine Avenue would then leave a safe and easy passage without the need to cross the stream directly.

It seems an elegant solution, which simply requires an agreement between the GAA, the Community Centre, and possibly Kildare County Council.

A small local meeting of stakeholders, anyone?

Possible new position for GAA gates. Pic: Google.

Previously on this issue:

'No resources' to provide Pinkeen Stream crossing.

Billy has a thought on a bridge over Pinkeen.

Cllr seeks crossings, pedestrian bridge, for Kilcullen.

Local issues, election, discussed at FG AGM.

Cllr to raise need for safe walkway to schools.

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