This will make social distancing easier for locals.
Cork City Council has announced one of Cork’s most popular amenities, the Marina in Blackrock, will be temporarily pedestrianised from today, Friday, May 15th.
The move is just one of a range of measures being put in place to facilitate social distancing in the city and support the health and wellbeing of residents and workers as we attempt a return to social and commercial life when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
The Marina is widely used for walking, running, cycling and by a number of clubs for rowing and boating on the River Lee.
The Marina is just 👌, especially on days like today… ☀ 🚴 🚶 🏃
— Sam 🚴 #StayAtHome (@SamMcCormack97) May 12, 2020
The route – from the entrance to Páirc Uí Chaoimh to the junction with Church Avenue – will be closed to vehicular traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week with unmanned barriers in place. The pedestrianisation is supported by An Garda Siochána.
“We are asking people to be mindful of keeping their two-metre distance while enjoying the Marina and also not to forget the five-kilometre rule when exercising,” said Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan.
“We have to all work together to stay the course and staying within our 5km is key to our city and country’s continued suppression of Covid-19”.
This temporary arrangement is subject to user compliance with social distancing public health guidelines. Local vehicle access to the Marina will only be allowed for residents, businesses, and sporting clubs on the route.