PEOPLE in Cork are being asked for their feedback on the pedestrianisation of three streets in the city centre.
Cork City Council has launched an online public consultation survey inviting the public, communities, businesses, and key stakeholders to have their say on the temporary road closures of Paul Street, Pembroke Street, and Tuckey Street.
The consultation on the three streets is part of a programme being undertaken by the local authority to support the public in feeling safe returning to the city, while also helping to “facilitate the reawakening of the local economy”.
As part of this programme, Cork City Council have also been conducting a deep clean of the city centre and Glanmire, Blarney, Douglas and Ballincollig, while The Marina has also been pedestrianised temporarily for a three month period, and Oliver Plunkett Street has been re-pedestrianised.
Cork City Council Assistant Chief Executive, Brian Geaney said: “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. We are all in this together and I sincerely hope that citizens will participate in the upcoming consultation,” he added.
David Joyce, Cork City Council Director of Operations, said: “The new measures proposed in the public consultation documentation will involve temporary changes to the layout of streets in order 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 well - being, 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 concluded.
To make a submission visit consult.corkcity.ie/