Adopt a Highway started in the United States in 1985 where basically volunteers look after a stretch of highway to keep it “clean and beautiful”. The Adopt a Highway Scheme is now operating in 49 states and has expanded to Canada, New Zealand, Australia Japan, UK and Ireland.
In March of this year there was an article in the Irish Times with the headline “Adopting one for the Road” which spoke about a scheme that, “ keeps roads tidy at no cost to the taxpayer and is making waves in Cork and Cavan.” The Adopt a Street Schemes are now operating in Cavan, Cork, Ennis, Galway and Leitrim. Dublin City Council had a look at these to see if we could adapt the “Adopt the Street” for Dublin City.
More information: dublincity.ie