Residents of Gorey are being asked to meet at Esmonde Street at midday today (Saturday) to show their support for a proposed street revamp after businesses expressed concerns about the loss of car parking associated with the project.
Councillors were reported to have done a U-turn on their support for the project after businesses objected to the loss of parking.
The Gorey Pedestrian and Cycling Association are calling on people who want to show their support for the project to meet Saturday June 3 at 12pm at the railway bridge end of Esmonde Street.
The group said: “Delaying this project even further means not only delaying cycle lanes, but also accessible footpaths, pedestrian crossings, and other long overdue improvements. Join us on Saturday to support an Esmonde Street for all.”
“Wexford County Council have designed a plan that will redevelop Esmonde Street to make it more accessible. The plan features an attractive streetscape where people will want to linger and browse the wonderful shops, more pedestrian crossings, improved access for people with disabilities, and a safe cycle lane,” the Gorey Pedestrian and Cycling Association said.
The association said that it fully supports the council’s plan and would like to see it expanded to include additional blue badge parking, seating, and bicycle parking.
The group added: “Join us in showing support for this plan that will see Gorey begin working towards becoming a town where people of all ages and abilities can move around safely.”