Chamber Calls For Greater Focus On Connectivity Into Tralee

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Minister Eamon Ryan with Tralee Chamber CEO Colette O’Connor in Killarney on Thursday evening.

CHIEF Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance Colette O’Connor met with Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan on Thursday evening, where she stressed the need for investment into transport for the county capital.

While the much anticipated opening of the Tralee Fenit Greenway was lauded, Ms O’Connor said Tralee Chamber Alliance remain committed to working on the overall connectivity in the North Kerry area.

“Over the past two years our towns, businesses and communities have gone through a period of unprecedented change that has accelerated many of the challenges we had been preparing for,” said Ms O’Connor.

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“We are seeking support to examine holistically how our urban areas and businesses can adapt to embrace a new era in rural travel, how we can consolidate and grow Tralee as an example of how rural living can work where there is adequate infrastructure provided to ensure ease of access.”

“In the short term, Active Travel needs dedicated investment streams at a local ground level: capital to create adequate walking and cycling infrastructure for all local trips within the town, and revenue for the behaviour change programmers to maximize the change generated by the new infrastructure,” she added.

“Ultimately what is needed is a robust public transport service that will connect Tralee to the rural areas around Kerry, North Cork and West Limerick where large amounts of workers are communiting from daily. With the ever increasing cost of fuel, the need for this is becoming more and more urgent.”

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