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

Willie Nelson Announces 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour With Nathaniel Rateliff, Elvis Costello, & More

first_imgToday, outlaw country legend Willie Nelson has announced the first leg of his 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour, featuring nine stops with an incredible rotating lineup featuring Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head & The Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Wild Feathers, JD McPherson, Delta Rae, and Particle Kid.The tour’s first leg will make stops at amphitheaters in Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, Cincinnati, OH, Noblesville, IN, Detroit, MI, Little Rock, AR, Dallas, TX, and The Woodlands, TX between late May and early July. More artists and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.“We had so much fun on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour last year that we decided to do it again! See y’all out on the road this summer,” says Willie Nelson in a press release.“Family. That’s what this touring group of artists, fans, and friends are when we come together for our annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour. I am thrilled to continue this journey with Willie, this extraordinary group of performers, and Live Nation,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of promoters Blackbird Presents.“This started out with a one-show storyboard two years ago. Now, you can hear, feel, smell and immerse locally in that joyous exuberance,” says Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Outlaw is really just a celebration of everything Willie, which the Picnic has been for decades.”Willie Nelson was forced to cancel several tour dates earlier this year, so the news of the coming large-scale tour is encouraging in regard to his health.Tickets for the Outlaw Music Festival Tour go on sale this Friday, March 16th at 12 p.m. local time. For tickets and more information, head to the event website. For a full list of artists slated to perform at each of the first nine stops on the festival tour, see below:last_img read more

Escape to a country retreat in Tallebudgera Valley

first_imgThe entertainment pavilion has a billiard table and wet bar. The house is on a 1ha block.The second floor is dedicated to the master bedroom, which includes an ensuite, kitchenette, walk-in wardrobe and Juliette balcony.The property also has an entertainment pavilion with billiard table and wet bar as well as three stables with tack rooms and three paddocks.Mrs Vidgen said it would be sad to say goodbye to their home.“We no longer ride horses and with the children grown up with families of their own, it is sadly time to downsize,” she said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe home has been renovated to bring it up to a more modern standard.Extending the second floor, asphalting the long driveway, building a timber entertainment deck and adding an in-ground solar heated pool were among the biggest changes.It now resembles a contemporary country ranch.Mrs Vidgen said the kitchen and entertainment deck were her favourite spots in the house.“To entertain family and friends, the spacious, fully renovated kitchen makes catering a breeze,” she said.“(I love) overlooking the spectacular valley views while having meals on the deck.”There is a formal loungeroom with combustion heater, separate dining area and a multipurpose room that could be used as a home office, family room or gym on the first floor. The ultimate country retreat.FANCY a country retreat with an entertainment pavilion, resort-style pool and horse stables?A acreage estate at Tallebudgera Valley has hit the market for the first time in 24 years.Owners Wendie and Peter Vidgen bought the property on Monday Drive, which runs off Tallebudgera Creek Rd, in 1994.Mrs Vidgen said the secluded position with plenty of outdoor space attracted them to it.“(It was) the view, the serenity and privacy the location offered and the ability to have horses,” she said.They have renovated the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house. The resort-style pool is surrounded by a tropical garden. Indoor and outdoor living blends seamlessly. The property also has three stables with tack rooms and three paddocks.last_img read more