Saša Novak Uí Chonchúir

Green Party Councillor for Limerick City North

Candidate in Local Elections on 7th June

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  • Councillor Saša Novak wants everyone to drive

    Councillor Saša Novak wants everyone to drive
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    Green Party Councillor Saša Novak wants everyone to drive as a radical solution to congestion and pollution. Councillor Saša Novak, who is a member of the Green Party and sits on Limerick City and County Council is proposing “Everybody Drives Day”, an alternative to Car-Free Days that are extremely common events around the world but… Read more

  • South Circular Road – a week later (and none the wiser)

    South Circular Road – a week later (and none the wiser)
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    The ‘active travel’ scheme for the South Circular Road proposed by Councillor Daniel Butler of Fine Gael and supported by Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil councillors (with the exception of Councillor James Collins) includes the following elements:  The above scheme is a lot more complicated than the original that was put before councillors and has… Read more

  • Dock Road

    I had the following motion at the Transportation and Mobility SPC today: “I will move at the next meeting that road space on the Dock Road be reallocated more appropriately towards cycling, walking and an improved public realm.“ I asked the Council to consider firstly, the annual financial losses in the Limerick Tunnel, secondly, previous… Read more

  • Footpaths are for people

    Footpaths are for people

    A national campaign targeting the dangerous practice of parking on footpaths (and cycle lanes and bus stops) was launched recently at the request of my colleague Brian Leddin TD, in which the RSA and An Garda Síochána remind drivers that parking on footpaths or cycle lanes is unsafe and illegal. Following the national campaign by… Read more

  • Westfields, Ted Russell Park, Mayorstone Quarry: Improvements to local parks

    Westfields, Ted Russell Park, Mayorstone Quarry: Improvements to local parks

    10 parks in Limerick are getting funding to improve amenity paths. The Council secured the funding through the NTA investment into active travel. Mayorstone Quarry, Ted Russell Park, Westfields, People’s Park and Clare Street Park are some of those and the works have already started on that group. Ted Russell Park The works have been… Read more

  • €17m in funding for walking and cycling across Limerick City and County

    €17m in funding for walking and cycling across Limerick City and County

    Green Party representatives welcome €17m in funding for walking and cycling across Limerick City and County Green Party elected representatives in Limerick have welcomed a total of €17m funding for walking and cycling projects for 2021 from the National Transport Authority. “This is delivering on a key commitment from the Green Party to deliver safe… Read more

  • Choices.

    Choices.

    I call three places my home, Ljutomer, where I grew up, Ljubljana, where I went to college, and Limerick, where life and love brought me. I love them all equally. I see their advantages and I see their potential.  Ljutomer is a small town of about 3500 people. I was able, from a very young… Read more

  • Access. Community.

    Access. Community.

    The residents of Moyross deserve far more than a drive-through. Let’s open up a network of routes, spanning East to West (Watchhouse Cross to Coonagh), and North to South (Community Centre to LIT). A network for all ages and abilities. One that enables sustainable economic development and real social inclusion. Read more

  • Investment in recruitment of skilled staff with expertise in active travel infrastructure

    The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. today announced funding for up to 248 new jobs in all local authorities including Limerick to expand walking and cycling facilities. This will ensure that additional expertise will be available in Limerick to roll out improved active travel infrastructure. As part of the plan developed by the National… Read more

  • School Streets/Zones – Limerick

    School Streets/Zones – Limerick

    At July Metropolitan meeting I presented a motion asking the Council to develop a School Streets pilot scheme, similar to the scheme in Fingal. It was deferred to the Transport SPC and it will finally come up for discussion today. I was hoping that at the time, especially with the new experience of Covid 19,… Read more