New 30km/h speed zones to come into effect in Cork city in May

New 30km/h speed zones to come into effect in Cork city in May

MORE than 20 roads in Cork are set to become 30km zones later this year.

At a meeting of the Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee this week, a list of selected roads, most of them in residential areas, were given to councillors which will have their speed limits fixed at 30km/h from May 25 2020.

In Cork City’s North West Ward, Hollyville in Knocknaheeny, Bantry Park Road in Fairhill where speed ramps were installed in 2019, Templeacre Avenue, both Mount Nebo Avenue and Orrery Road in Gurranabraher, and Cushing Road in Farranree, will see speed limits reduced.

Riverview Estate in Ballyvolane on the North Ring Road, Courtlands in Mayfield, Mayfield Park and Spring Vale are some of the areas highlighted in Cork City North West.

There are fewer changes on the city’s southside, with five areas in the South Central ward, and two areas in the South West ward set to change.

Mardyke Walk, Connaught Avenue, Greenmount Avenue, Greenmount Crescent and Greenhills Estate will all see 30km per hour speed limits from May 25 in South Central, while in Cork City South West Uam Var Drive and Curraheen Drive, both in Bishopstown, are also set to change.

Meanwhile, it was also decided that there would be slow zones in both Glanmire and Riverstown.

According to Labour Councillor John Maher, it was also decided at the Roads and Transportation SPC that there will be a periodic 30km/h speed limit at Colaiste Na Phiarsaigh in Glanmire and slow zone at Glanmire Bridge, while there would also be a slow zone in Riverstown, which are part of the North West Ward.

Those changes will also come into effect from May 25.

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