Cork City plans 700 metre extension to cycle path network

— Deadline to comment is today (Tuesday) at 4pm.

Cork City Council is planning to add around 700 metres of new two-way cycle path to it’s cycle network as part of the Cork Docklands to City Centre Road Network Improvements Scheme.

The cycle path’s starting and ending points, as well as key connection points, continues the city council’s habit of using sections of shared footpaths. Cyclists will also be expected to yield to the relatively miner side road at Marina Walk.

A section of drawings are shown below and full details of the public consultation on the project can be found at consult.corkcity.ie — the deadline for submissions is today (Tuesday, July 23).

The extended cycle route will go from across from City Hall and along Albert Quay and onto Victoria Road until its junction with Monahan Road.

The overall plan also includes other streets such as Albert Road, Michael Collins Bridge, Eamon De Valera Bridge, and Marina Terrace. However, the changes on these streets mainly centre on revamping or upgrading footpaths and the public realm. The existing traffic lane flow is maintain on these streets and no cycling provision is included.

 

A selection of project drawings:

 

 

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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