Patrick Street Today

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In the 1990s Cork City Council decided to cut down on the amount of traffic using the city centre. The Council built bypass roads around the city to reduce the traffic in the centre. They hired architects to draw up plans to make the city centre more people-friendly. The design of the Spanish architect Beth Gali was chosen to redevelop Saint Patrick's Street. Work on the street began in 2002 and finished in September 2004.


The Result: St. Patrick's Street Today

St Patrick's Street has been repaved with granite and limestone in different colours. The pavements have been widened. Traffic can now use only four lanes. Two of these are for general traffic and two for buses and taxis. Special lamps, designed to resemble ships' masts, have been placed along the street.