Limerick City and County Council is embarking on a project to rejuvenate and reimagine Limerick's city centre laneways. Some of the laneways currently offer a good setting for community, residential or business uses. However, many laneways are used mainly for parking access and bin storage. If they were designed better they could provide space to experience culture and art, space for children to play, an area to exercise, places that offer a quiet sanctuary from city life, they could be car-free routes, spaces to socialise, or places to experience nature.
The Laneways project is part of the wider Living Georgian City Programme which aims to revitalise Limerick City Centre. Limerick City and County Council has received funding to produce a guidance document which will show how public parts of the laneways could be improved, looking at issues such as movement, planting, lighting, and refuse. The study will cover twenty-five laneways in the city centre, with seven of these laneways being designed to a greater level of detail.
The first round of public engagement for this project took place in December 2020. A summary of the activities undertaken and the feedback received is available at the following link:
For further information please contact the Urban Innovation Department.
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