Thursday, 14th February 2013
The Government has committed to an investment in Cork of more than €8.3 million to improve the availability of sustainable transport across the city. The areas to benefit include Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Douglas, Passage West and across all areas of the city.
The percentage of commuters in Cork who use public transport and bicycles is very low. The only way we can ever increase the use of sustainable transport is to make it accessible when and where people need it. This funding will make it easier for people to use sustainable transport, improving the walking, cycling and public transport experience across the city.
This funding will provide footpaths and crossings at Cooney’s Lane, Cogan’s Corner and at schools in Crosshaven and Passage West. In Douglas funding is being provided to advance the Land Use & Transportation Study which aims to improve walking, cycle and public transport facilities. Importantly the final section of a bus priority project on Maryborough Hill is being funded by this announcement.
In the South East of the city funding has been provided for the completion of pedestrian and cycle facilities on Boreenmanna Road. At Dennehy’s Cross the operation of the junction will be improved with changes to the traffic signals and adjustments to the road alignment.
All of these projects are at different phases of development, some have been completed and others have not yet begun. I hope that the effect of these initiatives will be to improve the operation of traffic junctions, making it easier for all road users across the city.