Local views sought on Limerick city centre active travel plan

Artist’s impression of what the Wickham Street scheme could look like.

LOCAL people are being invited to have their say on proposals to provide an Active Travel Scheme linking Wickham Street to Clare Street in Limerick City centre.

A consultation event will be held in the the University of Limerick City Campus, Sarsfield Street on Wednesday, April 26, when the public will have an opportunity to view and comment on the proposed designs.

A virtual public consultation room will go live on the same day and remain open for a month.

The project is being delivered by Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team and is funded by the National Transport Authority.

It is proposed to connect the Colbert Station Quarter to Park Canal and the University of Limerick through a pedestrian and cycle link.

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This would then facilitate onward Active Travel connections to the National Technology Park in Castletroy and on to Annacotty, Castleconnell and Scarriff.

Active Travel team senior engineer Sean McGlynn said it was very important that all stakeholders have the chance to put forward their views in relation to the expansion of the city’s Active Travel and mobility network.

“I would encourage all of those with an interest in the future direction of the city centre’s transport infrastructure to play an active part in next week’s non-statutory public consultation events,” he added.

The drop in session at the Citizen Innovation Lab on the UL City Campus, Sarsfield Street (V94 DW21) will be held between noon and 3pm and 6 to 8pm on Wednesday, April 26.

The virtual public consultation room will be open from Wednesday, April 26 here