Way of life for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians will be improved
Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the €1,420,500 in funding for traffic calming and other measures in Cork City. The announcement, which is part of the recently announced Jobs Initiative, will deliver new footpaths, cycle lanes and traffic calming measures in the Cork area.
Speaking following the announcement, Deputy Buttimer said: ‘This funding will deliver a safer and more attractive environment for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. It is a real benefit of the Jobs Initiative which will be noticeable to all who use the road network’.
“The projects were chosen for funding as they were available for construction this year and the National Transport Authority (NTA) will be managing the process to ensure their effective delivery.
“Some of the works that will be undertaken include a cycle route from Douglas to the City Centre, Boreenmanna Road Improvement Scheme and pedestrian crossing facilities at Togher Road – Tramore Road. The Government’s Jobs Initiative will have an immediate positive impact on local communities providing improved road and pedestrian facilities.
“In a few short months, the Government has begun to deliver change and reform across a number of sectors. Now we are seeing additional funding being made available which will be directly relevant to local communities. These projects announced are badly needed and will provide a day-to-day benefit to those who use them.”