Limerick council’s plans for ‘welcoming’ city entrance

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts

City planning: An enhanced plaza will greet people arriving into Colbert Station and crossing to Davis Street, which will see the installation of a cycle path
LIMERICK City and County Council is planning to give Parnell, Davis and Wickham streets a major upgrade.

LIMERICK City and County Council is planning to give Parnell, Davis and Wickham streets a major upgrade.

The Limerick Leader can today reveal initial impressions of how the improvement works may appear once complete.

Under the Limerick 2030 plan, a new public realm plaza was foreseen to provide what the council described as “a welcoming entrance to the city”.

Now, the plans have moved a step closer with the local authority seeking the views of local businesses, residents and the public prior to seeking permission.

As these images show, trees will line Davis Street, plus there will be a cycleway towards the city. An enhanced pedestrian walkway will also greet visitors when they arrive in Limerick.

Cllr Maria Byrne, who represents this area at City Hall, said previous attempts to provide a link between the station and the centre did not go far enough. She hopes this will be different.

“The proposal seeks to greatly improve the street environment and create an area that is both welcoming and safe for the pedestrian, cyclist and motorist alike,” said a spokesperson.

The proposed scheme will include: a realignment of Hyde Road with the construction of a new signalised junction at the intersection of Upper Mallow Street, Parnell Street and the realigned Hyde Road; a raised platform and new pedestrian crossing across Parnell Street at the entry to Colbert Station; a landscaped carpark with short dwelling time within the redevelopment of Russell Park; introduction of one way vehicular traffic movement along Davis Street, with contra-flow cycle track from Parnell Street toward Pery Street; the introduction of on-road cycle facilities along the extents of the scheme; improved pedestrian measures with the provision of high quality paved footpaths, street trees, upgraded public lighting including new bespoke public lighting and CCTV.

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