Cycle bollards and junction improvements to protect vulnerable road users in Cork

Cycle bollards and junction improvements to protect vulnerable road users in Cork
A cycle lane on Washington Street, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

The tender for long-awaited cycle bollards in Cork city has been issued.

Up to 4km of bollards will be installed to protect cycle lanes under the ‘Reimagining Cork City’ programme.

The bollards are set to be installed on Alfred Street, South Main Street, Washington Street, near UCC gates on Washington Road, Rossa Avenue, in Mahon Point, Ballincollig, and Mulgrave Street.

Labour Party Local Area Representative Peter Horgan has welcomed the tender saying the safety measures “could and should be implemented right across the city and in suburbs like Douglas, Blackrock, Ballincollig and county towns such as Carrigaline.

“Segregated cycleways enhance protections for all road users. We have many cycleways where the lines are blurred on segregation to the point of non-existent, these armadillos could be highly useful in the fight to ensure safe driving and cycling in Cork,” he added.

Meanwhile, works are beginning this week on the junction at the entrance to St. Mary’s Health Campus on Baker’s Road, Gurranabraher. It is expected to take eight weeks.

The existing signalised pedestrian crossing south of St. Mary’s Health Campus is to be upgraded, and a new crossing is to be installed for Baker’s Road at Templeacre Avenue.

Build outs at the junction of Baker’s Road and St. Mary’s Health Campus and at the row of retail units south of this junction are to take place, as is the reorganisation of parking to facilitate the local retail units.

Councillor Mick Nugent is welcoming the commencement of the works: “These works are facilitating junction improvement works on Baker’s Road to St. Mary's Health Campus, which is an important part of the development of the campus which is ever busy since the opening of the Primary Care Centre.

“Eventually access to the Campus will be from Bakers rd and Habour View Road near Terence MacSwiney Community College, for both motorists and pedestrians,” he added.

Councillor Toy Fitzgerald said the scheme will improve road safety for all road users and in particular the safety of vulnerable road users “These junctions are very busy, particularly at the entrance of St Mary’s Campus, and hopefully with this scheme residents can cross safely to avail of services in the area,” he said.

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