Clonmel To Become “10 Minute Town” Under New Project

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A project in Clonmel is one of 35 new nationwide projects announced by Transport Minister Eamon Ryan today as part of the Pathfinder Programme of 35 exemplar transport projects to be delivered by local authorities and agencies around the country within the next three years. The aim is to make Clonmel a 10 min town.  This Pathfinder Project will be delivered by Tipperary County Council and aims to reduce the dominance of the car within the town centre and reduce carbon emissions. The project will prioritise pedestrian access to town centre streets. At certain locations it will involve creation of shared spaces, wider pedestrian facilities with seating, cycle stands and smart technology, incorporating tree planting,  landscaping and  drainage  measures.    

The project will connect existing and proposed walking and cycling infrastructure such as the Suir Blueway, the proposed Suir Island pedestrian and cycling bridge, the proposed Cahir to Clonmel Greenway and the Safe Route to Schools Projects.

The complete project is intended to provide  a viable alternative for people to choose sustainable mobility over the private car, taking a whole journey approach to how people can live, work and relax in the urban environment according to  Minister Ryan. The shortlisted projects, while all unique, have three key things in common stated Minister Ryan – “ They are innovative. They are ambitious. And critically, they will be delivered at speed.”