The first phase of an ambitious cycle scheme to provide a continuous cycle route from Glanmire to the town center has been the subject of public consultation.
Cork City Council has released details of the city’s multimillion-euro Glanmire Cycleway (Phase One) scheme.
The main elements of the proposed development include the provision of separate footpaths on both sides of the carriageway for the entire length of the project, approximately 1.4 km, and the provision of a separate two-way cycle path on the east side of the road. carriageway from Dunkettle/Tivoli Roundabout to Church Hill junction in Glanmire village.
The program also includes the delivery of new street lighting and a 70m cantilever promenade along the east side of the carriageway opposite the village grotto.
Also included is a community space, lounge area, bicycle parking, bicycle repair station, planting, repair work to existing boundary walls and a car parking area immediately west of the village. in the proposals.
In addition, the project will provide a “traffic-calm environment” with an improved public realm in the village, including a reduced speed limit of 30 km, a pedestrian crossing, the removal of overhead cables, wider sidewalks and a road surface color change. .
In a report on the project, it is stated that the project “will provide a safe and much needed connection for cyclists wishing to travel from Glanmire to the newly built cycling facilities via the Dunkettle interchange which in turn connects to Carrigtwohill in Dunkettle Greenway, the Youghal to Midleton Greenway and the Dunkettle to City Center Cycle Scheme project”.
Green Party councilor Oliver Moran welcomed the proposals, saying they marked a “huge leap forward”.
“The village of Glanmire is a gem. Imagine when both phases of this project are complete. A visitor can get off a train at Kent station, hire a city bike and tour this amazing place.
“The immediate benefit will be for the residents of Glanmire, the public domain of Glanmire village and a superb looping facility around the area.
“Linked to other projects already underway in the area, this puts us on the verge of being able to support safe cycle travel between Glanmire, the town center and Little Island.
“It’s a huge leap forward to something that was only a dream just three years ago,” he said.
For more details on the program or to make a submission/comment, see consult.corkcity.ie/en/.