North Down Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has requested that a pedestrian path and appropriate slow signs be installed along a section of the popular local walking route from Helen’s Bay to Helen’s Tower.
Commenting on the issue Andrew Muir MLA stated “The route from Helen’s Bay to Helen’s Tower using the Clandeboye Way is well trodden and while most of it is along quiet country paths there is one small section that goes along the Crawfordsburn Road near the Clandeboye Estate.
Along this part of the road there is no footpath and it is very dangerous for pedestrians with some cars passing at speed. After being contacted by a number of concerned walkers I have contacted the local Department for Infrastructure Roads Section and requested they consider installing a pedestrian footpath along this section of the road as well as a slow signage to encourage motorists to reduce their speed. I hope the Department will see fit to move forwards with these measures as they would greatly reduce any risk to walkers and hopefully encourage more people out on this fantastic walking route.”