As the city reawakens, three more Cork streets are set to be pedestrianised
It’s as good a time as any to reimagine the streets.
As the economy begins to reawaken, Cork City Council is planning to pedestrianise three more city centre areas to help support residents, people returning to work and commercial life and encourage social distancing.
Today an online public consultation survey has been launched inviting the public to have their say on the temporary closures of Emmet Place, Father Mathew Street and Princes Street.
Cork City Council has already temporarily pedestrianised the Marina in Blackrock, Oliver Plunkett Street, Tuckey Street and Pembroke Street. Street cleansing teams have also been conducting a deep clean of the city centre and Glanmire, Blarney, Douglas and Ballincollig.
🚴♂️Following from our recent public consultation, Pembroke Street has been pedestrianised 🚶♂️
➡️More people-friendly streets neighbourhoods are set to be introduced in @corkcitycentre in the coming weeks#StayLocal #SupportLocal pic.twitter.com/tHtzYWd127
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) June 17, 2020
“As part of coping with and recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, the city is being re-imagined as the backbone of citizen’s lives,” said Cork City Council Assistant Chief Executive, Brian Geaney.
“This is a defining time in our history, with so much uncertainty we must try and do what’s best and sustainable for the future and turn this challenge into an opportunity. In doing so, it is critical that we listen carefully to all stakeholders across the city and consult all communities and sectors. We are all in this together and I sincerely hope that citizens will participate in the upcoming consultation”.
Submissions on the proposal may be made in writing via this online consultation portal before 12 midday on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.