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Take out cars to boost footfall in Tuam

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 10:27am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Take out cars to boost footfall  in Tuam

Shop Street in Tuam

Take out cars to boost footfall  in Tuam

Shop Street in Tuam

ONE of Tuam's main town centre streets could be made a car-free zone and opened up for better use by shoppers.

The proposal to pedestrianise some streets in Tuam could be revisited ahead of the drafting of a new town plan.
The idea was mooted more than a decade ago but has now been revived in a submission by local independent councillor Shaun Cunniffe.
Cllr Cunniffe fears that without proper planning and clear objectives, the new bypass and motorway may have a negative impact on town centre trading.
The possibility of pedestrianising one or more streets in Tuam should be investigated as a way of encouraging more shoppers to spend time in the town, he feels.

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