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Limerick Active Travel Measures – pictured above is the current view of Ballinacurra Road versus the proposed changes by Limerick Active Travel team.

Virtual Public Consultation Room and drop-in sessions to form part of public consultation

Limerick Active Travel’s proposed view of Mill Lane.
Limerick Active Travel’s proposed view of Mill Lane.

Limerick Active Travel measures have been unveiled by Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team for the transformation of the route between the South Circular Road (SCRd) into the city centre.

As part of the consultation period, a Virtual Public Consultation Room has been created to guide people through the Limerick Active Travel measures proposals.  

A series of in-person drop-in sessions are also planned in the community where members of the public can come along, meet the team behind the proposals and get further information before making a submission.   

The development works will consist of: 

–        Segregated cycle lanes, shared carriageway, and footpath upgrades/reconstruction commencing on the R526 (north-east of Ballykeefe Roundabout), along South Circular Rd, Henry St and terminating at Mill Lane in Limerick City Centre, with dedicated pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities throughout. 

–           Traffic calming measures include raised table junctions, upgrade of junctions, reduced carriageways, changes to speed limits, and insertion of traffic signals at the Ashbourne Ave/New Street and Henry St/Mallow St junctions. 

–       Removal of and redistribution of on-street parking bays to facilitate cycle lanes along the length of scheme.  

–       Traffic restrictions to include vehicular access from the SCRd to City Centre diverted to Ballinacurra Road, removal of right turn from Ballinacurra Road to SCRd, Lifford Ave to SCRd, removal of left turn from Boreen an Tobair to SCRd, the extension of existing one-way system on SCRd to the junction with Clontarf Place, and creation of one-way streets to include Quin Street, St Gerard Street, and Mill Lane. 

–         Infill car parking area to include 10 spaces on the corner of South Circular Road and Laurel Hill Avenue. 

–          Road resurfacing, road markings, coloured surfacing, surface water and foul drainage works, public lighting, services, and landscaping works including removal of one tree at junction of South Circular Road/Lifford Avenue.  

       

An upgrade of junctions and reduced carriageways is being proposed for Henry Street
An upgrade of junctions and reduced carriageways is being proposed for Henry Street.

Sean McGlynn, Senior Engineer with Active Travel Limerick said: “This route is one of the key routes into the city centre that we are working on. We are now at the stage where we are looking for the public’s input and there is a range of public consultation options, from a virtual room to drop-in meetings.”

“I would encourage anyone with an interest to get in contact and see what plans we have to help get Limerick moving via Active Travel.”

The Virtual Public Consultation Room can be visited HERE

Active Travel Limerick will be hosting four drop-in sessions at the following times:

Thursday, October 6 from 12pm to 2pm at Fennessy’s Pub, New Street.

Thursday, October 6 from 5pm to 7pm at Room G10, Mary Immaculate College.

Wednesday, October 19 from 5pm to 7pm at Room G10, Mary Immaculate College.

Thursday, October 20 from 12pm to 2pm at Citizen Innovation Lab, UL City Campus, Sarsfield Street.

For more information on the proposed plans, go HERE 

For more Limerick Active Travel stories, go HERE 

Road resurfacing, road marking, and public lighting are focal measures of the Limerick Active Travel proposals.
Road resurfacing, road marking, and public lighting are focal measures of the Limerick Active Travel proposals.

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