Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Thomas Street Re-modelling Project
Now that the pedestrianisation of lower Thomas Street is basically complete, I think its time for a few Before and After shots. The first 2 were taken in 2004/5 and show it as the dirty traffic clogged street it was, In photo 2 you can see the taxi rank that used to operate from the street.
Work started last summer and the first phase from O Connell Street to Little William Street was completed by Christmas, Augustinian Lane was also pedestrianised at this time. Phase 2 involved the provision of pedestrian priority treatment to the section from Little William Street to Little Catherine Street with Little Catherine Street itself being fully pedestrianised.(See the 3rd attachment)
The Main objectives of the plan were:
- To create a more pedestrian and user-friendly city centre street.
- To reduce the conflict between pedestrians and vehicles.
- To create a safer and healthier environment that is also attractive to reinvestment.
- The Improved security of the street through the provision of better street lighting and distinctive amenity lighting.
As you can see from the attached images (all from bocktherobber) the transformation is pretty remarkable, it really does look like a whole new street. Its amazing what some new paving, seating and a few trees can do for the appearance of a place. The paving used is predominantly Irish and French limestone slabs and setts. All in all a job very well done, cant wait for them to get started on O Connell Street and William Street!