Longford County Council is to engage with traders on a proposal to remove car parking spaces from three streets in the town.
At Wednesday's meeting of the Municpal District, Councillor Peggy Nolan has asked officials to assess the support for a trial to remove parking from Main St, Ballymahon St and Dublin St, for the three summer months.
There was some concern from Councillor Martin Monaghan that any move towards pedestrianisation could have far reaching consequences for Longford's retail sector.
The local authority will make a decision today on a proposal by Councillor Seamus Butler to provide free car parking in off street car parks for the month of June.
Councillor Nolan says the move, which would exclude essential disabled car parking spaces or outside GP practices and pharmacies, is in a bid to support businesses and open up spaces for outdoor dining.