Long term strategy to deal with traffic gridlock to be discussed at next Cork City Council meeting

A long term strategy to deal with the traffic gridlock in the city will be outlined at the next meeting of Cork City Council.

On Friday the Council said they are expecting traffic to get worse as more vehicles take the roads.

The local authority says remote workers returning to the office and an increase in commuting students have contributed to the rise in traffic in recent weeks.

Road works at various locations have also contributed to long tailbacks at rush hour.

The Council says improving bus lanes and developing new cycling and walking paths will encourage people to leave their cars at home.

Speaking to RedFM News, President of Cork Business Association Kevin Herlihy says plans to help ease traffic congestion in the city will be discussed next month:

“Everybody can see it, every evening the motorways are absolutely packed. All of the network roads into the city center are packed. There is a long term strategy there, which they’re going to talk about at the next meeting on the 17th of December. So I listened into the meeting last night and they have got more plans and they’ve got more communication coming down the track to people as to what’s going to happen. Unfortunately, at the moment, it does look like a lot of traffic jams around the city. There’s a lot of frustration. There are a lot of people, friends of mine, people in the CBA, who are hoping that when the next phase of the whole development comes through that that will alleviate it.”


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