Public invited to have their say on proposed one-way pedestrian system on four Cork streets

Public invited to have their say on proposed one-way pedestrian system on four Cork streets
An empty Cook Street in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda Graham

Cork City Council has today launched an online public consultation survey inviting the public, communities, businesses, and key stakeholders to have their say on the proposed implementation of one-way pedestrian movement on four city centre streets.

They are French Church Street, Carey’s Lane, Cook Street and Marlboro Street.

This consultation forms part of a programme of measures being prepared by Cork City Council to facilitate the awakening of the local economy and to support both residents and the public in safely returning to work and commercial life in the city and town centres. 

Cork City Council propose to implement one-way pedestrian movement on these streets, from Friday, June 12, 2020, until August 31, 2020.

With phase one of the re-opening of Cork underway since Monday, May 18, Cork City Council have temporarily pedestrianised the historic Marina riverside amenity and popular retail street Oliver Plunkett Street and have also been conducting a deep clean of the city centre and Glanmire, Blarney, Douglas and Ballincollig. 

A public consultation survey on the temporary closures of Pembroke Street, Paul Street and Tuckey Street closes today (Friday, May 29) at 5pm.

"As part of coping with and recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, the city is being re-imagined as the backbone of citizen’s lives. 

"This is a defining time in our history, with so much uncertainty we must try and do what’s best and sustainable for the future and turn this challenge into an opportunity. 

"In doing so, it is critical that we listen carefully to all stakeholders across the city and consult all communities and sectors," commented Cork City Council Assistant Chief Executive, Brian Geaney.

"We are all in this together and I sincerely hope that citizens will participate in the upcoming consultation," he continued.

Cork City Council Director of Operations, David Joyce said the proposed implementation of one-way pedestrian movement is in a bid to "maintain adequate separation space for public health social distancing requirements". 

"Our primary concern during this unprecedented time is to safely facilitate people travelling to work, education and amenities. 

"While the proposed measures focus on protecting health and wellbeing, all interventions will need to be fully considered across all stakeholder interest groups, so please take the time to visit Cork City Council’s consultation portal to have your say," he continued.

Submissions are invited from the public, stakeholders and interested parties on this proposed one-way pedestrian movement. 

Submissions on the proposal may be made in writing via Cork City Council's online consultation portal before 5pm on Monday, June 8, 2020. 

Visit https://consult.corkcity.ie/ to have your say.

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