Waterford City Council members have approved the next stage of the city’s Green Route after a revised plan was presented following a number of submissions.
At their monthly meeting on Monday, councillors were presented with the modified new plan. The development of the Green Route from Colbeck Street to Rice Bridge, incorporates The Mall, Custom House Parade, Coal Quay, Meagher’s Quay and Merchant’s Quay.
The scheme includes the upgrading of bus stops including the provision of bus shelters, the upgrading of road signage and road markings, the removal and replacement of selected trees and the upgrading of signalised junctions and pedestrian crossings.
As part of the modifications, the number of parking spaces to be removed has been reduced from 180 to 60. However, the bus bays proposed at Coal Quay have been omitted with parking retained instead. The bus stops on the North (Clock Tower) side of the Quay have been reconfigured in order to provide for recessed bus bays.
The Green Route aims to create dedicated or shared facilities for buses and cyclists along with improved facilities for pedestrians.
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