As shops and businesses reopen this week, a Ballina Councillor is proposing a trial pedestrianisation of Pearse Street in the town, to create more outdoor space for shoppers.

Independent Councillor Mark Duffy believes that closing off part of Pearse Street to traffic for certain hours each day, and all day at weekends, would free up more space for people to circulate around shops and around cafes and restaurants as they reopen later this month.

Councillor Duffy made the proposal online earlier this week, and invited submission from the public on the matter.

Having received almost 100 responses, he says the majority are in favour of pedestrianising part of Pearse Street...

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