Cork City Council to tell people cycling to yield 13 times on a road just 1km long

A new project by Cork City Council includes telling people cycling to yield 13 times at sidestreets and shared space in both directions along a road which is just 1km long.

The plans for the Maryborough Woods cycle route in the Douglas area of Cork City is currently open to public constitution.

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Prasanna Ramaswamy, a spokesperson for the Cork Cycling Campaign, said that the project is of a poor design and non-compliant even with 10-year-old National Cycle Manual.

I feel this is completely unacceptable given how other counties — DLRCC and Limerick, for example — are already making continuous foot and cycle paths and the fact that all the junctions here are only driveways or estate streets. I see no reason why both the footpath and the cycle track should be so discontinuous.”

The council said on its website that the active travel project will “provide segregated cycle tracks on both sides of the main distributor road through Maryborough Woods. These cycle tracks will provide a safe route for cyclists through the estate from Maryborough Hill to the Carrigaline Road.”

As well as designing bus stops where people cycling are mixed with passengers getting on and off buses, the council also plans to mix people cycling with buses at one bus stop and across a general layby area beside the bus stop.

2 comments

  1. Why county councils throughout Ireland seem to choose to ignore bicycle infrastructure best practice, as in other European countries, is beyond me.

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  2. It’s a problem even on “good” routes or greenways. The Westport to Newport section has stop signs (not even yield) spread all over it. I can understand when it intersects with a busy road but most of them are for little bohereens and driveways. There is a certain fatigue in it. You see the first 10 being nonsense for driveways so start to ignore them (or you’d never get anywhere) and then the same signage is there for the crossing with a busy road. Potentially deadly.

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