Cork Bus Network Redesign public consultation
An initial round of public consultation for the Cork Bus Network Redesign has commenced, forming part of BusConnects Cork. This initial round of public consultation is on a “Choices Report” (which can be downloaded below), seeking feedback from the public on certain choices about the future Cork bus network. The Choices Report is about initial decisions that need to be made in redesigning the bus network. It is not setting out a revised bus network design – that will be developed at a later stage.
The public consultation on the Choices Report has now closed and the design process is now under way. A draft new bus network will be published during October 2021. This draft network will then be subject to a more detailed round of public consultation.
A virtual public meeting was held on July 6th, it was an information session followed by a Q&A with the NTA and JWA representatives. The presentation is available to download at the following link bus network redesign phase one, key choices presentation.
Freephone: 1800 303 65
The specialist technical service providers have been appointed to develop concept engineering designs for the Core Bus Corridors (CBCs) that will support the efficient running of the bus services in the City. They will also include the provision for bus priority and safe cycle and pedestrian facilities.
Once work has been sufficiently developed in assessing the routes, there will be extensive public consultation where the public will have opportunity to have their say on the proposals. It is anticipated the consultation process will begin in the second half of 2021.
BusConnects Cork is a programme of nine measures to fundamentally transform Cork’s bus system, so that bus commuting will become a viable and attractive choice for employees, students, shoppers and visitors. BusConnects Cork aims to overhaul the current bus system in the Cork region by:
The full Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy unveiled in early 2020 is available at: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Cork_Met_Area_Transport_Stategy_web.pdf.