Chamber Members Critique Little Island Transportation Study

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October 18, 2018
Chamber Members Critique Little Island Transportation Study
Press Release
18 October 2018
Today, Cork Chamber members met with transport consultants Systra and Cork County Council representatives to engage on the draft Little Island Transportation Study as it opens to the public consultation phase.
Thomas Mc Hugh, Director of Public Affairs at Cork Chamber, commented, “Today’s meeting was a crucial opportunity for businesses across Little Island to engage with the draft study. Cork Chamber are committed to seeing improvements implemented to the access and permeability on the island. Our members have expressed concerns that there is no additional eastern access point in today’s plans and we will investigate this further during the consultation. However of course we remain focused on the improvements that can be achieved for both the business and residential community in Little Island. The current situation in untenable and we are encouraged to be at this stage of the study, and eager to see solutions implemented in the future.”
In concluding, Mr. McHugh added, “There needs to be a focus on a diversity of transport modes to access and navigate the island and this has always formed a core focus of Cork Chamber submissions to the process. Today, we have an oversubscribed meeting. There is enormous interest in seeing progress here, and to ensuring Little Island can meet its future potential in a sustainable, adaptable and smart way.”