Clare County Council says a review of traffic management issues will be carried out in September, to improve transport across the county.
It comes as serious concern has been expressed by North Clare representatives about the impact of the high volumes of vehicles coming here during the tourist season – both on those visiting and on the local communities.
The tourist season is kicking into full swing and, with that, an influx of visitors will be coming to the Clare, with countless cars, camper vans and jeeps in tow.
As is the case every year, this is leading to worries about traffic congestion in come areas – from the notorious bottleneck of Blake’s Corner in Ennistymon to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher.
Now, the four newly elected North Clare representatives – Fine Gael’s Joe Killeen and Joe Garrihy, Róisín Garvey of the Greens and Fianna Fáil’s Shane Talty – have come together and are calling for more to be done to address the issue.
Ennistymon Councillor Talty says those living locally are experiencing it day in, day out.
Clare County Council says its Transportation Department will commence a review in September, which aims to explore opportunities to improve transportation across the county.
They also say they’re in regular contact with the National Transport Authority on the matter.
Fine Gael Lahinch Councillor Joe Garrihy feels it’s vital now that Clare puts its best foot forward, so that visitors are lured back for future visits.
The local authority also pointed to a number of existing measures that it has taken to tackle the problems.
Inagh Green Party Councillor Róisín Garvey wants more to be done to promote some of these existing services that would alleviate traffic congestion.