The business community in Killarney says the majority of people are in favour of the Safe Streets plan.
Measures adopted by Kerry County Council have been designed to provide a safer environment – particularly for vulnerable and older people – while at the same time supporting the reopening of local businesses.
A number of changes have been implemented as part of the Safe Streets plan, including: increased pedestrianisation; footpaths widened; and several no-parking and age-friendly zones have been introduced.
Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce says the changes will be even more beneficial when the visitor profile changes in the coming weeks, with a more mature clientele anticipated.
Chamber President Paul Sherry says, with pubs reopening, space is required to facilitate social distancing guidelines.
The chamber says research indicates a significant majority of people in Killarney fully support the measures contained in the Safe Streets plan, adding the business community is in favour of extending the initiative until 6th January.