The safety situation at the Ashtown Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park is a major concern for many residents in the Ashtown/Blackhorse Avenue area. I and other Fingal councillors have regularly raised this issue with Council officials. The response to my most recent question is attached below.
I’ve been consistently been surprised that the Council officials do not see the risk that arises from the current situation. I’ve observed the junction myself and a number of occasions, and it is extremely dangerous for motorists and cyclists. Further, the lack of pedestrian crossings in the area between the Ashtown Gate and the Ashtown Roundabout makes it unsafe for anyone on foot in the area.
I’m currently looking to re-establish a committee between Fingal councillors from the Castleknock/Blanchardstown area and Dublin City councillors from the Ashtown/Cabra area so we can take a more coordinated approach to progressing this and other cross-boundary issues with our Council officials and the Office of Public Works.