Cork City South Central
Dan Boyle (GP)
Dan support the delivery of the CCMS and the ‘Lee2Sea’ Greenway. He would like to see a dedicated Cycling Officer post in City Hall, noting that the Green Party helped secure such a position for Dublin City Council. Dan supports the creation of a maintenance schedule for bike lanes and shared paths in the City.
Dan has called for additional bike parking in the city centre in the past and supports the installation of engineering solutions to tackle illegal parking in bike lanes in the city centre. He would like to see a ‘Park n Bike’ option rolled out for Black Ash and also notes that huge improvements are needed for access to the Rockboro foot and cycle bridge on both sides of the bridge.
Mick Finn (IND)
Mick supports the implementation of the CCMS and the delivery of the ‘Lee2Sea’ as both a recreational and transportation piece of infrastructure. Mick supports the idea of the creation of a ‘Cycling Officer’ in the Roads and Transportation Dept in principal but notes that this is dependent on funding and is an executive matter for management. Mick notes that there should be maintenance schedule for all paths in the city but highlights that this is a question of inadequate funding and budget allocation from central Government.
In his ward, he supports the development of a ‘park n bike’ facility/option and Black Ash and in the city centre he is supportive of engineering solutions to combat illegal parking in cycle lanes provided such measures are safe and do not impinge on pedestrians. He supports additional bike parking in the city centre to meet the demand and would like to see anti-social behaviour at the Rockboro foot and cycle bridge addressed before facilities for people cycling and walking are upgraded.
Luke Field (LAB)
Luke is supportive of the CCMS but notes that the implementation needs to provide adequate protection for the people who cycle in the cycle lanes. Luke is supportive of the ‘Lee2Sea’ greenway in principle. He notes that a Cycling Officer was identified as a priority in Cork for Labour in their pre-election statements.
He agrees that a Maintenance Schedule needs to be developed, noting that it is important that paths are kept safer for users. Luke supports the installation of hard engineering solutions to combat illegal parking and would like to see ‘green barriers’ such as trees or planters in particular.
Regarding the city centre, Luke would support calls for more bike parking and he also wants to see an expansion of the Cork Public Bike scheme. Finally, Luke agrees that the access points to the Rockboro foot and cycle bridge could be upgraded, noting that a lot could be done to make it more user-friendly.