Progress on Dublin Road bus shelters welcomed

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Cllr Elena Secas on the Groody Road.

LABOUR Party councillor Elena Secas has welcomed moves to provide bus shelters around the city.

This follows confirmation that Limerick City and County Council is working with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and JC Decaux to provide shelters with the bus stops on the Dublin Road near the Groody Roundabout, on Groody Link Road outside Northern Trust, and opposite The Hurlers Bar have been ranked as a high priority.

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“These bus stops are very busy and it is quite distressing to witness especially elderly and young children being soaked to the skin during bad weather while waiting for the bus to arrive,” Cllr Secas told the Limerick Post.

She started a campaign for bus shelters10 years ago and pointed out that a decade later some bus stops are still without shelters, “with some stops being lethal especially during bad weather”.

“The bus stops on the Groody Link Road, in particular, have no safe place to wait for the bus or to cross the road safely.

“I am calling on the council to provide proper road infrastructure for the bus stops on the Groody Link Road before another accident happens. If we are serious about encouraging more people to avail of public transport then we need to invest in the necessary infrastructure such as proper bus stops,” she added.