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Additional outdoor seating to be introduced in Galway City

By Sarah Finnan

July 5, 2020 at 3:45pm

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Outdoor seating in Galway City is set to get an upgrade in coming weeks, with local councillors promising that a number of new parklets will be introduced.

A number of new parklets will be introduced to Galway City in the coming weeks - converting curbside parking spaces into "vibrant community spaces" and creating additional cycle parking as well. Hoping to provide more outdoor seating for locals and visitors alike, the new parklets will be a welcome addition to the city especially considering that domestic travel restrictions have been lifted and many people have plans to travel west this summer.

Confirming the news on Twitter, Councillor Eddie Hoare wrote:

"Parklets will be introduced to Galway City in the coming weeks. These will provide additional temporary outdoor seating as well as cycle parking. They will convert curbside parking spaces into vibrant community spaces and will be a welcome addition to the city centre."

It's believed that both the Westend and the Latin Quarter will also be considered for pedestrianisation as part of phase two of the mobility plan - with Councillor Hoare later adding that proper cooperation could "transform" these areas of the city.

Many have agreed that more space is needed in the city, particularly for restaurateurs who have shared photos of outdoor dining areas in both Waterford and Cork as inspiration and calling for a similar idea to be rolled out across Galway.

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