- COVID-19 is an illness that can affect the lungs and airways in human beings and is caused by a virus called coronavirus.
- Social distancing - keeping a minimum recommended distance from each other - is an important tool in limiting and disrupting the spread of coronavirus.
- As we strive to re-open Kilkenny City and more and more people return to our streets and businesses, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain social distancing.
- A need is now emerging to provide additional space for pedestrians and for queues to local businesses - particularly in the central core area of the city - and in this context a temporary one-way traffic system has been identified as one of a number of measures to facilitate this objective.
Key Features of Scheme:
- A one-way system on Rose Inn Street and High Street with traffic direction from John's Bridge to the Parade and the Parade to Parliament Street.
- A 3m driving lane will be delineated using road markings, bollards and flower pots in a simple yet sympathetic manner. The overall scheme is designed to be easily decommissioned as and when desired.
- Existing kerb lines will remain with the additional space providing an overflow area for queueing or to step off the footpath.
- Improvements to traffic signal timings at the Parade Junction, Bateman Quay/Parliament Street Junction and Irishtown/ Dean Street to reduce waiting times for pedestrians.
- The introduction of the one-way system on Ormonde Street will be brought forward to coincide with this scheme and will be delineated in a similar manner to High Street and Rose Inn Street.
- James's Street will be pedestrianised between the hours of 0900 to 2100 every day from the entrance to Market Cross Shopping Centre Car Park to High Street.
- The pedestrianisation of St. Kieran's Street will be extended to match - i.e. 0900 to 2100 every day.
- The overall scheme will be kept under review.
Typical Section on High Street
Typicial Section on Rose Inn Street