The National Transport Authority is seeking public feedback around proposed transport routes in Cork City.
Twelve so-called 'corridors' will link the city with surrounding areas like Ballincollig, Dunkettle, Blackpool and Bishopstown among others.
The first round of public consultation has opened today on the proposed 112 kilometres of cycling infrastructure and 93 kilometres of bus lanes.
The NTA says these corridors will improve public transport, reduce journey times on buses, encourage more people to walk and cycle as well as foster a safer environment.
The 12 proposed corridors are:
- Dunkettle to City
- Mayfield to City
- Blackpool to City
- Hollyhill to City
- Ballincollig to City
- Bishopstown to City
- Togher to City
- Airport Road to City
- Maryborough Hill to City
- Mahon to City
- Kinsale Road to Douglas
- Sunday’s Well to Hollyhill
The National Transport Authority has announced a €600 million investment in BusConnects Cork, which will also include the creation of new 'Sustainable Transport Corridors'.
CEO of Cork City Council is Ann Doherty, she said: "Cork City Council welcomes the NTA’s proposal to introduce new sustainable transport corridors across the region.
"These corridors will greatly benefit the region in a number of ways by reducing bus journey times, creating a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians and increase numbers walking and cycling.
"This will help to create a more sustainable and liveable city to attract greater investment in the region and secure Cork’s economic and future growth for decades to come."