The Millstreet Age Friendly group will be conducting a Walkability Study of Millstreet on Wednesday 30th Nov. Part of being ‘Age Friendly’ means promoting active ageing by making sure our towns are easy to get around and that it is easy to access the services and facilities they contain. During this walkability study we will be looking for things that support us to walk, or stop us from walking comfortably along the streets. We will be assessing
FOOTPATHS: availability, quality, ramped, width, obstacles in the way
PUBLIC SPACES: accessibility of services, availability of parking, green spaces, public toilets, benches, transport stops
SAFETY: car speeds, driver behaviour, cyclists, street lighting, general feeling of safety
This will be the first of 2/3 walkability studies as we will need to walk the same route at different times of the day. If anyone in the town has any feedback on any of the above areas that we will be assessing please get in touch by emailing <email> or phone 029 70926
Millstreet has been established as one of 8 Age Friendly towns across Cork which is as a result of a process which began when County Cork committed itself to establishing a county where older people can live full, active and healthy lives by signing up to Ireland’s National Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme (AFCC).
We have put together a committee locally to help get this initiative off the ground but we need more participants from around the area to help drive some of the plans & projects to help make Millstreet a more Age Friendly town. This committee are working in conjunction with members of Cork County Council to help develop & deliver on projects. More information can be found on Age Friendly Ireland – https://agefriendlyireland.ie/
If you have the time to get involved please get in touch with Millstreet Day Centre who are helping to coordinate the meetings. Just send your Name & Phone Number to <email> or Text (087) 9321617