urban

My personal Mayorstone Manifesto

  • To be a public space where humans have the right to Be without threat of being killed by machines
  • To be a place where my 80 year old neighbours feel like walking outside across to their old friends
  • To be a place where the sight of a seven year old on the footpath does not cause anxiety, but a sense of freedom
  • To be a place where I can hear conversations I’m taking part in
  • To give a sense of place, of community, of belonging
  • To maximise its contribution to tree growth, which surely once existed here; a place which renews its tree population
  • A place that is actively home to birds and insects
  • To be a place of greenery, not grey concrete
  • To be a place where people who work in Limerick think “where are my bike keys”, not “where are my car keys”
  • To be a place of those passing through are more at human speed than machine speed
  • To be a place where a person in their machine feels the responsibility to go slowly
  • To be a place where my neighbours consider walking to the local school
  • To be a place where my neighbours consider biking to the creche with their kid
  • To be a place where my neighbours consider biking to Lidl and Dunnes
  • To be a place where footpaths are for feet, not parked tyres

These points may evolve over time.