Sligo council calls on motorists to adhere to no parking rules in O’Connell Street

Sligo County Council is appealing to people to comply with parking regulations in the newly-opened refurbished O Connell Street in Sligo town.

The council points out there is strictly ‘no parking’ in the street except for two disabled parking bays and two loading bays for goods vehicles.

O’Connell Street fully reopened to pedestrians and traffic at the end of July after enhancement works were finished.

The County Council says there is now much wider pedestrian footpaths and a much narrower travel lane for vehicles.

Six specifically designated crossing points are provided for pedestrians.

The council is stressing that the newly refurbished street is ‘strictly no parking’ except for two designated parking bays reserved for people with disabilities and who display the required disability permit.

There are also two loading bays which are strictly for goods vehicles only for a maximum period of 30 minutes.

A bus stop area is also provided.

Motorists travelling down Harmony Hill must continue to turn left onto John Street.

The council says that vehicle users should note that even if they do not see a ‘no parking’ sign or line marking on a road, it is an offence to park in any way which interferes with the normal flow of traffic, or which obstructs or endangers other road users, particularly vulnerable road users.

Also prohibited are parking on the footpath and in a disabled persons parking space unless the required disability permit is displayed.

The council says it has noted that parking regulations were not being observed in O Connell Street — and it warns this can result in parking fines and penalty points.