National Transport Authority Says "Something Has To Give" If Cork's Full Potential Is To Be Realised
There was widespread public debate when cars were banned from Patrick Street to facilitate bus movements
Concern has been expressed that the Cork Metropolitan Area Strategy will generate a similar reaction.
Under the €3.5 billion plan, which will be fully realised by 2040, a light rail will be introduced between Ballincollig and Mahon, bus provision will be extended, train services enhanced as well as an emphasis on walking and cycling.
A 250% increase in footfall on Patrick St is among the benefits anticipated.
Speaking to RedFM News CEO of the NTA Anne Graham says something has to give to ensure priority for buses but that doesn't necessarily mean the loss of private property:
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