Public consultation has opened regarding Phase 1 of the proposed Glanmire to Cork City Cycle Route.
According to the Planning Report, the purpose of the scheme is to provide dedicated cycle tracks and improved pedestrian footpaths along the Glashaboy River from Glanmire Village to the Dunkettle/Tivoli Roundabout.
'The proposed cycle route will be the first phase in the provision of a continuous cycle route from Glanmire to the City Centre,' the document reads.
'This route will provide a safe and much-needed connection for cyclists wishing to travel from Glanmire to the recently constructed cycle facilities through the Dunkettle Interchange which in turn, connects with the Carrigtwohill to Dunkettle Greenway, the Youghal to Midleton Greenway and planned Dunkettle to City Centre Cycle Scheme'.
Under the scheme, a 1.4km stretch of segregated footpaths with widths of 1.8 metres minimum are sought on either side of the road, as well as a two-way 2.75m wide segregated cycle track on the eastern side of the roadway spanning from the roundabout to the village.
A 70m cantilevered boardwalk is sought to provide continuity of the pedestrian footpath and cycle track on the eastern side of the roadway, opposite the grotto.
Provision of a community space, seating area, bike parking, bike repair station and car parking area is proposed immediately west of the village.
Traffic calming measures are also included in the scheme along with an enhanced public realm for the village including a 30kmph speed limit, pedestrian crossing, lighting, removal of overhead cables, wider footpaths, and a change in road surface colour.
Replacement planting of ten trees and planting of 40 new trees is sought, in addition to pollinator-friendly planting within the proposed 1m verge on the eastern side of the roadway, between the roundabout and the grotto.
Finally, the provision of new public lighting along the length of the scheme and repairs to existing boundary walls are proposed.
SUBMISSIONS & OBSERVATIONS
Details of the proposed development are available to view at https://consult.corkcity.ie/en or alternatively will be available for inspection or purchase on working days from this Wednesday, 13th July to Thursday, 11th August 2022 at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork.
Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development can be made online at the above website or in writing to Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Cork.
Closing date for all submissions is on Friday, 26th August, 2022 at 4pm.