Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Cork's One Ways


Here's a map of Cork city centre showing the one ways. (ignore the coloured dots - they represent existing and proposed bike parking.)


This might make sense (!) from a traffic management point of view but for a cyclist it is very inconvenient. A bicycle takes up very little space on the road so there is little reason to stop cyclists from using the most direct route.


And in fact this is what most cyclists do. This should be legalised by allowing cyclists to go against one ways. Of course it has to be well signposted for all road users and maybe it wouldn't work for some one ways but if we can put a man on the moon surely we can manage this!
adam

4 Comments:

Blogger noonan said...

Cyclists should hopefully be able to have an important input into this initiative:

From: Fitzpatrick, Anne
Sent: Mon 06/06/2011 15:33
To: All Exchange Users
Subject: Cork A Healthy City? Public invited to have their say!
The Cork Healthy City Forum, a partnership between Cork City Council, Health Service Executive, NICHE & University College Cork extends an invitation to the citizens of Cork to have their say in the development of health in Cork City.
The Cork City Development Board has applied for World Health Organisaiton Healthy City status with a commitment to develop a City Health Plan. Citizens are invited to meet with members of the Forum to learn about Healthy Cities and to have their say in the development of health in the city.
A Healthy City is one that is conscious of health and striving to improve it. As the key to being a WHO designated “Healthy City” is the involvement of local people in decision-making, Cork Healthy City Forum is inviting the citizens in Cork to have their say. A series of focus groups will be held across the city in local libraries from June 11th to June 24th.
If you require further information, please contact Anne Fitzpatrick at anne.fitzpatrick@ucc.ie or Shirley Ahern at 021-4921664
or Shirley.Aherne@hse.ie
Citizens are invited to attend a focus group at their local library at the following times:
City Library
o Sat June 11, 2011 at 11am
o Wed June 22, 2011 at 11am
Bishopstown Library
o Mon June 13, 2011 at 11am
Hollyhill Library
o Wed June 15, 2011 at 10.30am
Douglas Library
o Thurs June 16, 2011 at 6pm
Mayfield Library
o Tues June 21, 2011 at 3.30pm
Blackpool Library
o Thurs June 23, 2011 at 11am
Tory Top Library
o Fri June 24, 2011 at 3.30pm

UCC Coordinator
Healthy Cities Project
Department of General Practice
University College Cork
Lancaster Hall
6 Little Hanover Street
Cork
+21 420 5258

1:19 AM  
Blogger rmurphy said...

hey Adam get this going again man!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Cork Cycling Campaign said...

Yeah, not a lot of time on my hands these days. But anyway here's one to start with.
adam

10:07 AM  
Blogger Burnsy said...

You make a valid point here. One way traffic is generally bad news. And Ciaran Cuffe detests them. I have had visiting lecturers explain that McCurtain Street and Washington Street should be two-way and that it would be workable. With the harsh recession, there is less traffic on the road so it may seem a good time to pilot/implement this. Eoin

11:20 AM  

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