The National Transport Authority allocations totalling €45.39m for 80 sustainable transport projects in Cork city and county has been strongly commended by Cork Chamber.
Speaking today, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said, “This allocation represents the true commencement of the game changing programme of improvements that is set out in the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy and beyond.”
“Quality of life will continue to be a defining feature of the competitiveness of our region and this investment will deepen and enhance that characteristic across Cork. It is absolutely essential that a comprehensive approach is taken to the rollout of sustainable mobility in our region and that cycle and pedestrian mobility is pursued at every available opportunity.”
“As designs progress, connectivity will be key and I urge that the joining up of disparate elements of sustainable mobility infrastructure be pursued relentlessly. This is the key to true success”
“In addition to these projects receiving funding today, the development of suburban and light rail will be essential elements to unlocking the growth potential of the region and to reducing car dependency in the post-covid era.
"Government, the Local Authorities and NTA must be commended for driving this agenda with pace and with projects of such scale and importance, a local NTA office would allow for continued front loading through design and planning as we continue to overhaul our built environment to match the contemporary diversity of needs and expectations of our communities.”