Killarney has to be open to the possibility of a multi-storey car-park.
That’s according to Fianna Fáil Councillor Niall Kelliher who was speaking following the issuing of Kerry County Council and Killarney Municipal District’s traffic management study.
Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District Cllr Brendan Cronin echoed Cllr Kelliher’s sentiments, adding expressions of interest should be sought.
A number of recommendations in relation to parking and traffic were discussed at the recent meeting of Killarney Municipal District.
A study, compiled by engineering consultants Malachy Walsh and Partners, delivered a number of key strategic recommendations for Killarney.
These included upgraded infrastructure to enhance pedestrian and cycle facilities to the town centre.
The restriction of vehicle access through areas such as Main Street, High Street, New Street Upper and Plunkett Street to provide safer pedestrian movement was also recommended.
Cllr Niall Kelliher said, in the future, Killarney needs to be open to the possibility of a multi-storey car-park.
Cllr Brendan Cronin added this possibility was becoming a “fact of life” as purchasing green field sites for parking purposes was a “virtual impossibility”.
The councillor said “we cannot do like an ostrich and bury our heads in the sands on this” and suggested the idea should be “put out there” to see if there were any “expressions of interest”.