Cork City South West
Henry Cremin (SF)
Henry supports the CCMS and thinks the ‘Lee2Sea’ is a ‘great initiative’ which he plans to support and promote. Henry said a Cycling Officer is ‘badly needed’ in order to review the existing cycle network and help deliver more safe cycle ways. He would also like to see a Maintenance Schedule as this is a ‘huge issue’ presently.
Henry believes a toucan crossing at the Tennis Village would be brilliant for the safety of people walking and cycling. He would also like to see the gravel path between St. Finbarr’s Cemetery and Dennehy’s Cross upgraded in other to provide an alternative route to the Wilton Road.
Henry would also like to see the promotion of a culture where people on shared paths ring their bells in order to ensure that people know there are cyclists behind them.
Colette Finn (GP)
Colette supports the delivery of the CCMS and the ‘Lee2Sea’ Greenway. Colette would like to see a Cycling Officer in City Hall as it is important to have someone who is familiar with the issues and cycles themselves. Colette would like to see a Maintenance Schedule for cycle paths and the Coke Bike scheme. As a Coke Bike user, she has contacted the management company regarding broken stations and bays.
Colette would like to see a Toucan crossing at the Model Farm Road by the Tennis village and is supportive of a shared path/ cycle way between St. Finbarr’s Cemetery and Dennehy’s Cross.
Garret Kelleher (FG)
Garett is in favour of well-planned initiatives aimed at ‘reducing the use of private vehicles by offering and promoting viable alternative methods of transport such as cycling and public transport’. Garret notes the ‘Lee2Sea’ Greenway looks like an ‘excellent proposal’. He would also like to see the Council develop a cycle path Maintenance Schedule and create a position of a Cycling Officer.
Regarding the South West, Garret would like to see a Toucan crossing at the Tennis Village and supports a paved between St. Finbarr’s Cemetery and Dennehy’s Cross provided it is wide enough for both people walking and cycling.
Ciara Kennedy (Lab)
Ciara supports the delivery of the CCMS, noting that the benefits needs to be advertised so everyone understands how important it is. Ciara is also supportive of the ‘Lee2Sea’ Greenway, a Cycling Officer and the publication of a Maintenance Schedule for cycle paths in the city. Ciara would work to achieve Toucan crossing at the Tennis Village in the interest of the safety of people walking and cycling. She would also like the Council to re-consider the existing layout on the Straight Road for walking and cycling as this is something which has come up on the doorsteps locally. Finally, Ciara is supportive of a paved path between St. Finbarr’s Cemetery and Dennehy’s Cross.
Sinead Ronan (FG)
Sinead has stated that she is a keen follower of the Cork Cycling Campaign and will do what she can to ‘ensure cycle infrastructure is a priority for Cork City Council’.
Sinead would like to develop all the city wide and ward specific goals, in particular the ‘Lee2Sea’ Greenway which she has already raised with Minister Ross’ office.