‘No Cycling’ signs to be placed on Letterkenny footpath after resident was struck by bike

first_img“No Cycle” signs will be placed at Ballymacool Row in Letterkenny after an elderly resident was struck by a cyclist travelling on the footpath.Cyclists mounting the footpath on this road towards Aura Leisure Centre have been a cause of concern for local residents, Councillor Dessie Shiels said at a Letterkenny Municipal District meeting yesterday.Cllr Shiels said he was approached by an elderly resident who was struck by a bike outside his home. “It is a legal issue, it is against the law to cycle on the footpath. We should put up signs to stop this,” Cllr Shiels said.He added that such incidents highlight the need for a cycle lane in the Ballymacool area and the need for ramps to reduce speed of motorists.“Residents in the area should have some sort of priority, they have been there for decades,” Cllr Shiels said.It was agreed that the Letterkenny Roads department would erect two No Cycle signs at the location. ‘No Cycling’ signs to be placed on Letterkenny footpath after resident was struck by bike was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:ballymacoolCllr Dessie ShielsLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

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Emirates has announced it will launch a daily serv

first_imgEmirates has announced it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on 15 December 2016, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. This will be Emirates’ 11th passenger route in the United States.The airline will operate a GE-powered US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class configuration on the route, offering eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats for travellers, and up to 15 tonnes of bellyhold cargo for shippers.“Fort Lauderdale and Miami are two of America’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline. “Broward County and Dade County combined to host more than 25 million visitors last year, mainly from the United States and Latin America.”He added: “We anticipate our service will contribute to the economy of South Florida by bringing new travellers to the area from across our route network, at the same time offering greater competitive choice for consumers and new one-stop passenger and air cargo connectivity for the region to the global destinations that we serve. We launched our non-stop Dubai-Orlando service roughly a year ago and its strong performance encouraged us to select Fort Lauderdale as our 11th US destination.”“Broward County is honored that Emirates airline has selected FLL as their gateway to our vibrant and exciting destination,” said Marty Kiar, Broward County Mayor. “This non-stop service will allow world travellers to experience our sun-drenched beaches to the majestic beauty of the Everglades and all the sensational attractions of a cosmopolitan area. Additionally, our residents can now explore the Middle East and the other 150 plus cities served by this world class airline.”“Amid seemingly endless airline consolidation and diminishing value for travellers, this new service from Emirates is a welcome development,” said US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “When international airlines open new routes to US airports, providing supply where there is previously unmet demand, both flyers and local economies benefit enormously from higher customer service standards and the good, non-exportable jobs fuelled by increased travel. We hope to see more of this type of service expansion, which provides a much-needed infusion of connectivity and healthy competition into our aviation market.”last_img read more

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