Cllr Wants Better Signage To Direct People To Town Centre

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The Ivy Terrace/Princes Street junction where Cllr Mikey Sheehy wants to see more signage to the town centre.

A TRALEE councillor has asked the Council to erect signage at a busy junction to direct traffic and the public to the town centre.

Cllr Mikey Sheehy said he had spoken to businesses and they said there is no signage tag the junction of Prince’s St. and Ivy Terrace telling people where the town centre is.

Cllr Sheehy brought a motion before the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, that the Council reviews the lack of signposts directing traffic and pedestrians to the town centre, most notably at that junction.

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He said it was a trying time for town centre businesses and every effort should be made by the Council to help drive more business into the town.

In reply, the Council said they are currently engaged with Fáilte Ireland in relation to the preparation of a detailed Way-Finding Plan for the entire town and linking same to the adjoining tourism attractions.

Central to this will be the identification of access hubs which will include both Tralee Railway & Bus Station and the Brandon Car-park/Green Bus Set Down which will provide detailed directions to the town centre and the various attractions within and in close proximity to the town.

The Wayfinding Plan would provide an integrated approach to making the town centre more accessible to visitors through a variety of methods that include signage, public realm improvements, interpretation, highlighting key buildings, distinctive lighting and application of current technology.

They said orientation and managing visitor flow have the potential to greatly improve visitor satisfaction levels, to bring increased footfall to less prominent areas, and to extend dwell time and encourage visitor spend.

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