BusConnects can deliver “a sea change” for cycling in Cork if plans are enhanced

The Cork Cycling Campaign has said it hopes that BusConnects Cork delivers a sea change for cycling in the city. The comments came ahead of the deadline for submissions tonight (Friday, May 26) at midnight.

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The impending deadline for BusConnects Cork was advertised as yesterday, but the NTA’s consultation page shows the consultation as open and it lists the cutoff time as “26 May, 2023, 11:59pm”, which is tonight at midnight.

Local campaigners have said that they have been utilising local knowledge to provide constructive feedback on the plans and they are hopeful that suggestions to improve the plans will be accepted and implemented by the National Transport Authority to enhance the plans.

Louise O’Donnell, said vice-chairperson of the Cork Cycling Campaign, said: “BusConnects in Cork has the potential to deliver an efficient public transport service and a sea change in cycling for our city. The Cork Cycling Campaign, as the representative of hundreds of cyclists across the city and county, has been utilising local knowledge to provide constructive feedback on the plans.”

“We have sought out opportunities for dialogue with designers at every stage, and we hope that BusConnects Cork continues to be a collaborative effort between all stakeholders. We hope, too, that our submissions will be accepted and implemented to enhance the plans for those who cycle Cork’s streets every day”.

BusConnects Cork includes 11 routes across the city with cycling routes along or parallel to the routes.

IrishCycle.com yesterday published an overview yesterday of the first three routes, see: Climate action needs bus and cycling priority now, BusConnects stuck in Grand Design mode.

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