Cork’s population is expected to hit the half a million figure over the coming years, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Cork must now put measures in place to ensure it can manage this welcome growth.
Changes introduced will make it easier for those coming into the city by prioritising the flow of traffic on the city quays and prioritising buses on St. Patrick’s Street, which is the main public transport corridor in the city, with almost 1,000 buses using it every day.
On August 9th, a bus corridor was introduced on St Patrick’s Street between 3.00pm and 6.30pm every day, and the use of the street – for that period only – will be limited to buses, taxis, emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
At the same time New Measures were also introduced:
- A network of free fifteen minute set-down areas
- Half price parking at Paul Street and North Main Street Car Parks (August 9th - September 30th)
- Improved Black Ash Park & Ride Service from 7.00am to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday
- Free Black Ash Park & Ride Service from 12 noon Monday to Saturday (August 9th - September 30th)
- Additional stops on Merchants Quay, St Patrick’s St, Grand Parade and South Mall on the Black Ash Park & Ride service
- New stop on St Patrick’s Street for northbound 203
- Reduced bus fares