Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy has warmly welcomed €29.6 million in funding announced by the National Transport Authority to improve sustainable transport across Cork City in 2021.
Cllr McCarthy noted: “Funding has now being unlocked by Cork City Council to progress projects such as building a pedestrian bridge from Grange to Tramore Valley Park (e1.5m), improvements along the greenway of Old Railway Line Walk (e3.2m) from the Marina to Rochestown. For Douglas, funding has also been unlocked for extending the Ballybrack valley walk (Mangala) further uphill (e800,000) as well as pedestrian design works at Donnybrook Hill (e500,000), Coach Hill (e375,000) & Clarke’s Hill (e375,000)”.
Chief Executive of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty said: “The National Planning Framework 2040 envisages that Cork will become the fastest growing city region in the country with a projected 50%-60% increase in population in the next 20 years. This demonstrates unprecedented confidence in Cork and its future but such significant projected growth means that we need more sustainable transport options so that the increased numbers living, working and visiting our city can move around easily and sustainably.”