Cllr McCarthy: Closing date approaches for Public Submissions on Old Railway Line Walk Scheme at Rochestown, 27 January 2021

Press Release:

Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy wishes to remind the public that consultation on the Passage Railway Greenway Project by Cork City Council Scheme is open till Friday 5 February. The Council is working to improve this popular greenway amenity as a walking route and dedicated cycling connecting Cork City and Cork Harbour. They welcome your comments and invite your views on your experiences as a local resident living next to the existing greenway, your experiences as a user of the existing greenway, your opinion on the route and car park options being considered, and any other information you would like them to consider when developing this project. Public feedback will be considered as part of the project development process.

 Cllr McCarthy noted: “In particular, the proposed scheme focuses on the intersection of the walkway with the Rochestown Road and how that should be addressed. There has always been a series of tensions at this spot – as there is a carparking overflow problem, lack of lighting, questions of access along the waterfront and all the resident and general public concerns that go with it, as well as ecological interference concerns. These are all countered by the health/wellbeing narrative and the need to improve access and connectivity with the areas around the greenway. It is very welcome to see the public engagement so far on the consultation portal”.  

The plans can be viewed on the Cork City Council Consultation Portal. Submissions can also be made through the latter portal, ( where more details can be viewed on the proposals, or alternatively submissions can be sent in writing to Senior Executive Engineer, Infrastructure Development Directorate, Anglesea Street, Cork. Closing date for all submissions is on or before 5pm on Friday 5 February.

READ more here:

Passage Railway Greenway Improvement Scheme- Phase II | Cork City Council’s Online Consultation Portal