Many sections of the route already exist.
Now, Lee2Sea has released a new video explaining how a new 40km route will ‘join the dots’ and connect Ballincollig Regional Park, the Lee Fields, Cork City Centre, the Docklands and Marina, Mahon, Passage West, Carrigaline and Crosshaven.
The Lee to Sea Greenway project is a plan to create a safe, accessible and enjoyable walking, jogging and cycling route linking the region’s neighbourhoods with the bustling city, peaceful countryside and tourist hotspots.
“Recent times have shown how important public green spaces and physical activity are for our physical and mental wellbeing,” said Lee2Sea committee member Helen Guinan.
“There is a real hunger for this access, as seen in the success of the pedestrianised Marina, and in the thousands of people enjoying Ballincollig Regional Park. Much of the route already exists and we need to join the dots, and also improve it to a world-class standard greenway.”
“The video shows people how the greenway could enhance their lives in all sorts of ways, whether for leisure or for getting around.”
‘Incredible potential for transport’
According to Stephan Koch, former chair of Cork’s Transport and Mobility Forum, the greenway will improve public health, reducing many commuter’s carbon emissions to zero.
“The route has incredible potential for transport because it puts schools, colleges, workplaces, healthcare facilities, and local services within easy reach of two hundred thousand people,” he added.
Lee2Sea is asking the public to show their support by asking their TDs and local councillors to make the project a priority. You can find out more at lee2sea.com.