Movement and mobility Chapter 5:
There is significant emphasis on "reducing the demand for travel and reliance on the private car in favour of public transport, cycling and walking".
For Kilkenny City this will require "delivering a high level of permeability through walking, cycling and public transport modes".
We would gratefully appreciate if a dedicated plan and commitment to upgrade this stretch of road could be included in the Kilkenny City and County 2021 to 2027 Development Plan. We understand that the road is under the remit of the TII but, as this is a City and County Development Plan, it would be appreciated if Kilkenny County Council could liaise closely with the TII in this regard.
An upgrade of this stretch of road would enhance sustainable travel between Dunmore and Kilkenny City and encourage more visitors to access the proposed Biodiversity Park. It would also assist greatly the many drivers (circa 12,000 per day in 2019 - pre-pandemic) who use this road on a daily basis.