Cork city businessman says he will close his business if plans for a section of the BusConnects plan go ahead
A Cork city businessman says he will close his business if plans for a section of the BusConnects plan go ahead.
Cormac O’Connor runs a café, restaurant and deli on Colmcille Avenue in Mayfield and says the proposed installation of two cycle lanes on the road will hit every business on the road.
Updated plans for the €600 million BusConnects Cork project were announced in March and the second consultation period for the plan closes on Thursday.
The latest draft two months ago contained a number of changes to the original plan including the scrapping of the entire the Sunday’s Well to Hollyhill section of the project.
Speaking to RedFM News, Cormac O’Connor outlines why he is against the plan for Colmcille Avenue:
If it was to happen, I will close my business because if I had no parking outside my door, I have at least six trucks from Monday to Friday everyday and if they can’t park then I can’t get deliveries, people come to the restaurant, they park outside, we have only 12 parking spaces in our business. People come by bus, if they can’t stop outside the door like they do at the moment, I have no hope.”