Dangers presented by wet leaves at busy riverside walkway –Mullan

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has contacted Transport NI and Derry City and Strabane District Council to look at ways of resolving the issue where vast amounts of leaves have fallen along the riverside walkway between the Foyle Valley Railway Station, Coshowen and the area around Foyle Park.

Karen Mullan said:

“Over the past few days I have been contacted by residents of Foyle Park and also by walkers and runners who would use the riverside walkway on a daily basis, about the dangers presented by the large amount of leaves along the pathways.

“Whilst at this time of the year it can be beautiful to see the all the fallen leaves across our green spaces, it can also bring a big hazard. The complaints I have received, is the fear that anyone using the walkways or footpaths in the area could have a nasty fall slipping on wet leaves.

“I know it’s impossible to cover the entire city in clearing leaves but I believe in areas which see a large footfall of people Transport NI and the DCSDC must endeavour to make them as safe as possible.