Time is right to get more money for public transport

first_imgCity photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.comOPENING up post-Covid is an opportunity for Limerick to get more funding for public transport, Limerick Green Party TD Brian Leddin has said.He was responding to an announcement by Transport Minister Shane Ross who has pledged technical and financial support to deliver improved walking and cycling infrastructure across the country.Deputy Leddin wants to see this promise matched with investment in public transport.“As the Covid restrictions are gradually eased, we have to ensure that people can maintain social distancing so that we don’t get a second wave of the virus,” he said. Green Party TD Brian Leddin. Photo: Cian Reinhardt“That would be crippling to our society. Unfortunately, public transport has to operate at significantly reduced capacity. The solution to keeping our city moving is to allocate more space so that it’s safe for people to walk and cycle to work and to school.“This is a significant opportunity for Limerick to get extra funding for transport and we should be proactive in proposing temporary measures that can keep people safe on our streets.”Announcing new measures, Minister Ross said that in recent weeks people have had to reassess how space should be shared in cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.“As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident.”  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Previous articleTremendous performances: Paddy Dennehy’s debut album ‘Little Light’Next articleBefriend bees and celebrate biodiversity on World Environment Day Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsTransportTime is right to get more money for public transportBy Bernie English – June 5, 2020 71 Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSGreen PartyLimerick City and CountyNewsTransport Emaillast_img

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