Cork South Central Senator Jerry Buttimer has called on both Bus Éireann and Cork City Council to urgently finish the Douglas Grange “Green Route” and pedestrian crossings and footpaths within the Douglas and Grange area. His comments are following the receipt of assurances from Bus Éireann work was underway on Donnybrook Hill to improve pedestrian crossings and footpaths which would benefit the passengers using the no.7 service.
Senator Buttimer said “Proper public transport systems can help alleviate traffic problems at peak hours and I am calling on Bus Éireann and Cork County, City Council to ensure that the work on this route is completed as soon as possible. I welcome these improvements and have been ensured by Bus Éireann that the Green Routes Evaluation Committee will continue to monitor the performance of bus operations to ensure customers get the best possible service. “
“One recommendation I would like to see implemented is a system whereby parents en route to school could use bus lanes once they display a special sticker or a badge to ensure that lanes are kept moving. We must be innovative in tackling the traffic gridlock in the Douglas Grange area”