OldQuayWaterford’s Quay will be reduced to just a lane of traffic either way, with bus lanes and cycle lanes also envisaged in a proposal brought before City Councillors on Monday evening.
The revised ‘Green Route’ plan for the R680 also provides for the creation of roundabouts at both the Keizer Street and Gladstone Street junctions and a three-metre median in the middle of The Quay.
The median, which will make The Quay more pedestrian friendly, will also be planted with trees as part of the further ‘greening’ of the city centre.
The proposal, completely revised from the previous plan brought before the Council, runs from Colbeck Street to Rice Bridge and was warmly welcomed by Councillors at Monday’s meeting.
“Following on from the Waterford Crystal development, this proposal is a further incentivisation of the use of The Mall,” said Cllr Tom Cunningham, who chairs the Council’s Special Policy Committee on Transport.
“The proposal that has been brought before this Council will, I believe, act as a catalyst for the further development of the Viking Triangle.”
Cllr Cunningham said the proposal, detailed to Councillors by Senior Engineer Frank Roche, now put the ball firmly in the court of public transport providers.
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