12.3.1 The Ten Minute City Concept

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12.3.1 The 10 Minute City Concept

A balanced, compact form, combined with efficient transport links between employment and residential locations, will facilitate easier circulation and mobility within the City and Environs.  It can bring new life and footfall, contribute to the viability of services, shops and public transport, increase housing supply and enable more people to be closer to employment and recreational opportunities, as well as to walk or cycle more and use the car less.

The provision of a range of dwelling types and densities within all the settlements will be critical in providing for the housing needs of the growing population.  This is particularly true in the case of Kilkenny City.  By providing for a compact city form there are substantial economies of scale to be made in terms of the costs of service provision.  Since the 2014 Plan, Kilkenny has begun to develop the concept of the ten-minute city.  It is where residents of the City/Town or neighbourhood can access the local services they require such as shops, schools, or local parks etc. within a 10-minute travel trip by cycle or walking, public transport or car.  Historically Kilkenny City has been planned in a compact form with the concept of the four neighbourhoods based around the medieval city core.

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