Galway City East Councillor Alan Cheevers has said that operating a Park and Ride from Galway Airport could help tackle congestion in the city.
The Fianna Fáil councillor said that the bus connects and cycling initiatives proposed by transport section of the city council are welcome initiatives, but that the parking space at Galway Airport should be utilised to a greater degree.
“There is parking for hundreds of cars at this facility and it gives the opportunity to service Parkmore and the city as we see the development of Crown in Mervue, Bonham Quay on the docks, and further developments coming on stream.”
He added that with further growth “we will see more cars on our roads that are already gridlocked. Over the last few years we have seen 60% increase on amount of cars entering the city on daily basis.”
“If we present the public transport options commuters will use them and leave cars at home. We cant wait to see our city gridlocked further.”
“If we want to implement a proper climate action plan for city and county council we need all the transport options available to work towards it.”
Councillor Cheevers said that the city and county councils should collaborate on a pilot scheme for a Park and Ride to and from Galway Airport, and that he has submitted a motion to the city council to that effect.