Concern over wheelchair access in Ballyshannon allayed

first_imgConcerns over safe wheelchair access on footpaths have been resolved following a commitment from Donegal County Council.South Donegal Councillor, Barry Sweeney, expressed concern that a walkability audit proposed by the Council would further delay the installation of access measures in the area.However, it is understood while Donegal County Council will carry out the audit, it will not wait on the audit to install new measures for wheelchair access. Some of these scheduled works were carried out earlier this year and the remaining works are expected to take place later this year and early 2020.The works also include measures such as tactile paving at crossing points to make the footpaths more accessible for all users.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Donegal County Council said: “Donegal County Council have a programme of footpath repair works in Ballyshannon that has been agreed by the local Councillors.“However, it is important to note that Ballyshannon is built on a hill and is one of the oldest towns in Ireland and has in many locations steps built into the footpaths to facilitate the gradients and the entrances to properties and this makes it very difficult for wheelchair users. “Donegal County Council is proposing to undertake a walkability audit in Ballyshannon to help identify problem areas and the findings from this audit will help guide and inform the additional works required and will be used to help source additional funding to carry out these necessary works.”Concern over wheelchair access in Ballyshannon allayed was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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