New greenways and ‘quiet ways’ among cycle infrastructure approved for Cork
Design works to develop a greenway along the old Cork to Bandon rail line, and new infrastructure on the northside of the city have been approved New cycle lanes and a ‘quiet way’ corridor are among the measures approved by councillors. Picture: Denis Minihane A ‘quiet way’ corridor has been approved as part of a major scheme to improve cycling infrastructure on the northside of Cork city.
In Glanmire, a bike and pedestrian route linking Riverstown village to Glanmire Community School via Hazelwood Road, with a section along the Aldi link road avoiding controversial proposals through Dooley’s Lane, has also been approved.
And an €80,000 grant has been secured to progress preliminary design work for the first section of a greenway along the old Cork to Bandon rail line, between the city and the Viaduct.
It follows Monday’s Cork City Council meeting, at which the two bike and pedestrian schemes, which were advanced under the Section 38 process, were approved by city councillors.
The scheme in Glanmire is designed to improve walking and bike links to Glanmire Community College, St Joseph’s NS and Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil, with improved footpaths to Coláiste an Phiarsaigh.
Work on the route is due to start early next year. It will ultimately connect with the cycleway, which is under construction by Cork County Council, to link Glanmire to Glounthaune and Little Island.Green Party councillor for Cork City North East Oliver Moran said it was a relief to finally agree […]