Limerick Cycling Campaign and Limerick Pedestrian Network have warmly welcomed proposed changes by Limerick City and County Council for Summer 2020.
Their draft document “Guiding Limerick Through Covid-19: Transforming a challenge into an opportunity” features a number of transformative initiatives.
To build on this work, we are calling for the following five changes to be added to the initiative below.
Our Five Asks:
- The proposed advisory speed limit of 25kmh to be changed to a special speed limit of 30kmph which can be introduced by the local authority through the passing of a bye-law and enforceable by Gardaí.
- The plan must focus on walking as a mode of transport into the city (rather than simply walking for leisure/exercise). Therefore further reallocation of space for the safe passage of pedestrians is necessary. Many of these pedestrians are travelling to work in essential front-line services.
- We must maintain a continuous focus on connecting cycle routes more cohesively, particularly in how they link from the city to the suburban routes.
- Cycling Infrastructure must be “Access All Ages”, safe and suitable for ages 8 to 80. Paint alone is not adequate, cyclists need temporary and existing bike lanes to be segregated with orcas and wands.
- Review the mobility measures contained in the document on a monthly basis to enable a fast turnaround or quick fixes and upgrades.
We are providing a detailed document of these changes with best practice examples to the Council.