It’s All Go in Cork City: Prioritisation of busses on St. Patrick Street part of a Changing Cork

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August 09, 2018
It’s All Go in Cork City: Prioritisation of busses on St. Patrick Street part of a Changing Cork

From tomorrow afternoon, private cars and trucks will be re-routed away from St Patrick’s Street between 3.00pm and 6.30pm.  

Commenting on bus prioritisation on St Patrick’s St, Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said:
Cork will be the fastest growing city in Ireland over the next 20 years. Our metropolitan population is expected to hit half a million, and over the next three years our city centre will see more than 5,000 extra jobs across a diverse range of sectors, and 1,000 extra hotel beds. Such growth is of a scale that has not been seen for decades, creating whole new opportunities for businesses throughout the region.”
 
“As part of a changing Cork we will see a much greater emphasis on public transport prioritisation. Already Government has committed to investing €200m in Cork’s bus services over the next ten years so Cork becomes less congested, greener and more enjoyable. We must compete nationally for €2 billion in urban regeneration funds and it is essential to maintain a track record for delivery.” 
 
“Ultimately, prioritisation of busses on St. Patrick St is step one on the journey to create a more modern, vibrant and healthier Cork city of the future. With almost 1,000 bus movements daily St. Patrick’s St is a key location for commuters throughout the city region.
 
“While patience will be required as we become more familiar with the new measures it is important to keep in mind the bigger picture that as we move forward this will be very, very good for Cork and for Cork business.”
 
 
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