Cycle Lane on Limerick’s Shannon Bridge to remain as Council reviews…

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleBREAKING — Five patients in hospitals in Limerick and Clare test positive for COVID-19Next articleRound Up: Limerick SFC, IFC & JAFC Second Round Review Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img BusinessLimerickNewsCycle Lane on Limerick’s Shannon Bridge to remain as Council reviews Covid PlanBy Meghann Scully – August 25, 2020 323 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter LIMERiCK City and County Council has announced that the cycle-lane on Shannon Bridge, which was installed during the summer months as part of the Guiding Limerick Through Covid-19 plan, is to be retained.The re-purposing of one of the in-bound lanes on Shannon Bridge as a two-way cycle-lane was based on the need to provide safe cycling access to the city centre from the north side of the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This was identified as a priority in the Limerick Metropolitan Cycling Study and in the proposed new Transport Strategy for Limerick. Shannon Bridge had been selected for the trial as it had the space to implement the changes whereas the other city bridges did not. Brian Kennedy, Director of Service, Physical Development, Limerick City and County Council said “Following a review of the temporary Covid-19 measures and to provide a safe segregated crossing point for cyclists, it has been decided to keep the cycle lane in place with plans for a more permanent solution to be designed and constructed effectively.”“The cycle lanes have worked well during the trial period with user numbers exceeding those prior to the measures being put in place. We are aware that school traffic will increase in the coming days but we are working proactively with schools in the area and our traffic management department on this issue.”“In addition, design work has commenced to provide permanent cycling infrastructure on the bridge linking Condell Road cycle route with the city centre.  The Council will monitor traffic usage on the bridge and keep it under active review.“Similarly, the learnings from the data throughout the summer will inform the implementation of future transport projects in Limerick, specifically in relation to the Shannon Bridge, the City Quays and the South Circular Road.”Changes to the phasing of the Government’s Roadmap for re-opening society and business and delays in moving through the phases resulted in some of the Covid19 measures proposed in the council’s plan regarding the promotion of the night time economy and public animation events being postponed or curtailed.Changing our Public SpacesNew parklets have been built on O’Connell Street and Catherine Street. These will remain in place to allow for alfresco dining and enhance the area.  We will consider applications for additional parklets on a case by case basis.Catherine Street:  With only a small number of commercial premises benefitting from the temporary measures due to the delay in proceeding to phase 4, the Council has decided not to extend the part closure of one block of the street at weekends post August 31. The council, though, will consider proposals to pedestrianise the street for events on a case by case basis.The temporary pedestrianisation measures on Howley’s Quay/ Nicholas Street/ Denmark Street, Upper Denmark Street/Robert Street will cease as planned on August 31.The traffic restriction measures on South Circular Road, O’Callaghan Strand and the City Quays will also cease as scheduled on August 31. The traffic restrictions on the Old Dublin Road had already been removed.Applications for temporary road closures for specific cultural animations and events will be considered on a case by case over the coming months subject to public health guidelines.The Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (LSMATS) will be launched by the National Transport Authority shortly which will provide a framework for all future sustainable transport measures and these city locations will be considered for future sustainable infrastructure.The 25kph advisory speed limit will continue to operate in the core city centre, while the council has commenced the process of providing permanent statutory speed limit reductions in this area.Free on-street parking on Saturdays will remain in the city centre for rest of the year. Parking will also be free on Saturdays in Abbeyfeale and Kilmallock. Newcastle West has always had free parking on Saturdays.The installation of click and collect zones and the licensing of outdoor furniture for the hospitality sector has been a success and will be maintained.Culture and Place-MakingA total of 14 grant awards have been made to date under the Creative Animation Grants Scheme.  However, due to the delay in moving to phase 4 of the government re-opening, some of these are currently postponed and will commence again once the national guidelines allow them to do so.Decorative lighting was installed on Thomas Street and Bedford Row, a 3D game was created in Arthur’s Quay Park with The Panoramic Wheel in situ until the end of September.Business SupportsAlmost €7m has been paid out to over 1,650 local businesses as part of the Business Re-Start Grant. Applications remain open for the Business Re-Start Grant Plus with payments due to commence in the next number of weeks.Almost half a million euro was paid to local businesses who availed of the Trading Online voucher with another €1m paid to businesses availing of the Business Continuity Voucher.220 stores continue to successfully trade on with the Council’s 50 Days of Summer Tourism campaign generating a significant amount of national profile for Limerick with over 84,000 competition entries and a tourism marketing campaign continuing until Sunday 13 September.last_img read more

Broome County rapid testing site moves Monday

first_imgThe county’s rapid testing site will, starting Monday, be at the Harpursville Baptist church off of Main St. To register for the site, click here, or call 211. The county says they will be testing at the church from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and testing will only be taking place on Monday and Tuesday. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says there was a record number of people tested at the rapid testing mobile testing site yesterday. The site will not be in operation for Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. center_img Garnar says more than 200 people were tested yesterday at this site alone. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — The county’s coronavirus rapid testing site at St. Paul’s church in Binghamton has seen a record number of tests, but will be moving to a new location on Monday, Nov. 23. The testing site closed at St. Paul’s church in Binghamton Friday night, but will be moving to a new location next week. last_img read more

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi making great progress: Frank Lampard

first_imgLONDON: Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who became the first Premier League player to test positive for the coronavirus, is making ‘great progress’ in his recovery, manager Frank Lampard said.The 19-year-old’s positive test last week had prompted the London club to partially close their Cobham training center, with the first-team squad and coaching staff asked for self-isolate as a precaution.“I’m happy to say that in Callum’s case, he has made great progress and almost feels his usual self, which is obviously the news we all want to hear,” Lampard told the club’s website.“I’m aware that not everyone can or will recover from this virus, so I urge the football and sporting community to continue to act responsibly and look out for the health of others.”Chelsea said their training facility had been reopened for those who did not have recent close contact with Hudson-Odoi.The league has been suspended until April 4 because of the outbreak that has virtually shut down world sport.Globally, the flu-like virus has infected over 190,000 people and killed more than 7,500.“We still don’t know when competitive football will restart, but it isn’t worth worrying about that too much at the moment,” Lampard added.“We all miss football but right now it’s about acting responsibly and in the best interests of society.” (Agencies)Also Read: Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, Callum of Chelsea test positiveAlso Watch: KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi granted bail as NIA fails to submit charge-sheetlast_img read more