Pedestrianisation is the future.
Cork County Council has announced that it will trial the pedestrianisation of Thomas Davis Street in Mallow, starting next month.
Beginning on September 25th, vehicular access to the street will be restricted between 2pm and 7pm every Saturday for six weeks, ending on October 30th. The decision follows a survey that showed 84% of business owners on Thomas Davis Street and neighbouring William O’Brien Street to be in favour of the idea.
Mayor of County Cork Gillian Coughlan said of the project: “The pedestrianisation of Thomas Davis Street promises to be a fantastic opportunity for businesses and pedestrians alike to enjoy the street.
“The main street will be closed for just five hours every Saturday, but I hope it will bring more vibrancy and add to the existing vibrancy in the area. I am very much looking forward to seeing more people embracing the heart of Mallow town, enjoying a coffee or a bite to eat and supporting our local retailers.
Many streets in Cork City have been pedestrianised over the course of the pandemic, which has resulted in great success for eateries that have been able to set up outdoor dining areas – such as that on Princes Street.
If members of the public or businesses would like to know more, they are asked to contact Kanturk and Mallow Municipal District at KanturkMallowMD@CorkCoCo.ie.