A new regeneration project for Roscommon will have a range of benefits for those seeking to access the town.
That's according to local councillor Kathleen Shanagher, who says the elderly or those with mobility issues will find on street parking easier once the project is complete.
The 'Putting the Spokes Back in the Wheel' project is a multimillion euro plan to revitalize Roscommon Town in a number of ways.
The plans include new walking and cycle ways along the Circular Road from the Lanesboro Street Roundabout to the Athlone Road Roundabout.
Also included in the works is the creation of several controlled and uncontrolled crossings on the circular road as well as the demolition of the existing Library Store building and the redevelopment of the parking area next to the Roscommon Arts centre.
The 15 million euro initiative was formally approved at a recent meeting of the Roscommon Municipal District.
Speaking to Let's Talk this afternoon, Councillor Shanagher says that the new routes will allow people to park outside the town and easily make their way in:
We're not going to be cutting down on parking spaces, in fact we're going to encouraging people to use the car parks that are on the outskirts of the town.
To leave the parking areas that we have mentioned before, the one hour and the two hour parking, for people who just want to come into town on short errands.
Older people should be able to use the one and two hour parking. We're not going to say to older people, you need to be walking and cycling.