PROJECTS

Cork Cycle Network - Road Safety Audit

PROJECT DETAILS

Client: Cork City Council
Location: Cork, Ireland
Value: €20,000
Scope: Stage 1, 2 and 3 Road Safety Audits, of the cycle scheme, in accordance with NRA HD 19/12 Road Safety Audits.

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The cycle network proposed for the city is based on linking the primary attraction nodes within Cork City which included:

  • Cork City Centre
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Cork University Hospital
  • University College Cork
  • Douglas Village, Mahon Point and Blackpool Shopping Centre
The attraction nodes also included local schools, leisure facilities and areas of employment. The developing cycle network concentrated on the strategic radial routes into the city, but linked via an orbital route around the city centre and a number of suburban cycle routes linking the proposed radial routes.

The objective of the cycle routes is to ensure that the routes are made safe, convenient and easy to use by all cyclists. The proposed cycling measures within the network include the following:
  • Provision of contra flow cycle lanes
  • Provision of shared pedestrian/ cycling streets
  • Provision of advanced stop lines at signalised junctions
  • Removal of suburban roundabouts
  • Provision of on-road cycle lanes
  • Introduction of traffic calming measures