Chamber Alliance Surveys Businesses On The Mall/Bridge Street Pedestrianisation

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To pedestrianise or not to pedestrianise.

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has begun circulating a questionnaire to businesses in the town with a view to maximising the number of responses to the consultation process regarding proposed measures to pedestrianise The Mall and Bridge Street.

Kerry County Council has proposed that The Mall and Bridge Street East are pedestrianised from Monday to Sunday between 10.30am and 6.30pm, 12 months of the year.

The President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Aidan Kelly, said: “We want to make sure that all businesses in town know about the consultation process regarding the proposed pedestrianisation of The Mall and Bridge Street. Tralee Chamber Alliance will be a conduit for its members and non-members who wish to make a submission on the proposals. We will pass the questionnaires in full to Kerry County Council. The views submitted will be entirely those of the businesses who complete the questionnaires and will not represent the views of Tralee Chamber Alliance as an organisation.”

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The Tralee Chamber Alliance survey, which includes a map of the area in question and points relating to deliveries, will give businesses the opportunity to say if they are fully or partly in favour of the proposal or to outline any objections they may have to the plan.

Businesses will need to return the completed questionnaire to Tralee Chamber Alliance, 18 Denny Street, by October 13.

The questionnaires will be passed to Kerry County Council in full before 5pm on Monday 23rd October which is the closing date for the Public Consultation process.

Meanwhile, direct representations in relation to the proposal may be made in writing and marked Section 38 – Bridge Street / The Mall, directly to the Administrative Officer, Operations Capital Infrastructure and Safety Department, Room 115, Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee and must be received by 5pm on Monday, October 23.

Respondents are advised that their comments will be available to be read under requests made through the Freedom of Information Act.

A similar questionnaire relating to Kerry County Council’s proposals for taxi ranks will be circulated to businesses over the coming days and the responses will again be forwarded to Kerry County Council.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    The Mall and Bridge Street east being pedestrianised is a long overdue idea – the town centres ambiance and businesses will thrive as it should.

    Just look at Galway’s example with its Quay Street, High Street, Shop Street and a few others in downtown Galway that are closed to most motor traffic and are reserved for pedestrian shopping.

    Tralee if it wants to be a city should imitate the current best model of Galway city, as both are located on the coastal west coast of Ireland and both could share a similar culture and if encouraged in the right way – growth in business and population.