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Top 10 inspiring happy healthy streets stories of 2020

YEAR-IN-REVIEW: The New Year can’t quite come quickly enough. The past year has shown us the value of community resilience, that we can design for health, and that the change that is necessary is possible.

In no particular order, here is Better Ennis’  top 10 inspiring happy healthy streets stories of 2020:

Inspiration from the Silke family and Co in Galway >>>

Pedestrianisation in Ennis, Co Clare shows that the healthier streets concept does not have to be confined to cities >>>

The food-focused pedestrianisation of Princes Street in Cork City was one of many examples which showed Irish people are interested in eating outside >>>

As countries went into lockdowns, more people than ever were working from home and the use of social media and webinars exploded, taking the exchange of ideas across the world to a new level >>>

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Kildare Town, Co Kildare showed our towns can make better user of prime space than car parking >>>

Children were cycling in higher numbers around Ireland and a boom in Cycle Buses to help them get to school safety while infrastructure is still lacking >>>

School zones put a focus on the streets outside schools in the Dublin City area >>>

The year allowed us to see what’s nearby through different eyes >>>

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s famed Coastal Mobility Route >>>

Pictured are one of the Ardú murals in Cork City, filtered permeability enabling children to cycle to school in Grangegorman in Dublin City, and parklet seating in Limerick City >>>

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