- City Mobility Team established to get maximum use out of public road space and other public places
Galway City Council has today issued both a ‘Local Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business’ and a ‘Temporary City Mobility Framework Plan’.
The Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which sets out how the COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted, comes into effect from Monday 18th of May with Phase 1. To align with this national plan, Galway City Council has developed a local roadmap outlining the phases for the reopening of key local authority services in Galway City.
The phased reduction of restrictions commencing with Phase 1 will include the allowance of small groups to meet outdoors – including meetings of up to four people not of the same household, while maintaining strict social distancing. As a result, a number of amenity areas and outdoor facilities which had been closed or restricted up until now, will begin to re-open gradually. The proposed list of facilities can be found in the Roadmap.
City Mobility Team
COVID-19 restrictions have resulted in dramatic declines in the numbers of people travelling to, from and within the city each day. As the restrictions are gradually eased in both the five phase government recovery roadmap, and the local roadmap, the numbers of people accessing our city will inevitably start to increase again in a way that is different from before and this must be addressed in the context of social distancing requirements which are likely to remain in place for some time.
To facilitate these new patterns of travel and social distancing requirements, a City Mobility Team (CMT) has been established in Galway City Council. The scope of the CMT will be to consider measures and supports required due to COVID-19, to support our businesses and residents and to get the maximum use out of public road space and other public places. The CMT will consider measures such as wider footpaths, safer cycling facilities, traffic restrictions and supporting businesses who may need the use of public space for social distancing purposes.
Concerns, issues and suggestions in relation the use of public space in relation to COVID-19 issues can be referred to the City Mobility Team for discussion and consideration. A standard template for this purpose will be available on www.galwaycity.ie
Both the ‘Local Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business’ and a ‘Temporary City Mobility Framework Plan’ can be viewed: