SINN Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy said she is “disappointed” calls for innovative 30 mph speed limit signage on a road in Derry has been knocked by road chiefs.
She said: “I have received correspondence from Transport NI (formally Road Service) to say that the Lonemoor Road does not meet the criteria for 30mph road signage.
“In recent years Sinn Féin have been heavily lobbying to look at introducing a number of speed limit signs and associated safety measures along a half a mile section of the Lonemoor Road in Derry from its junction at the top of the Brandywell Road to the junction at the top of Westland Street.
“It is very apparent that the majority of vehicles travelling along this road are doing so well in excess of the 30mph speed limit.
”I felt that due to the speed of traffic and how busy this road is that Road Service should have looked at innovative speed limit signage on this stretch of road.
“Residents who have raised this issue with me have said at night times the speed of the cars travelling along this road is frightening with some travelling at 60-70mph and resembling a racetrack.
“A number of measures have taken place along the road with the installation of traffic islands and a pedestrian crossing at the top of Stanley’s Walk but motorists are still driving far too fast.
“There are currently no speed limit signs along this stretch of road.
“It must also be remembered that along this road we have the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, Celtic Park the City Cemetery, three main link roads to Creggan, two link roads to the Bogside and Brandywell, Bligh’s Lane with three schools, a shopping centre and industrial estate,” she added.