Senior officials of transport of Cork have defended the controversial new traffic flow plans and insist that they are integral to an overall strategy for managing Cork’s congestion.
The remarks are included in a comprehensive report to city councillors, who voiced concerns at the city council meeting regarding the effect these changes will have on traffic, particularly the removal of right-hand turns on St Patrick’s Bridge and Christy Ring Bridge to allow northbound traffic.
In a comprehensive review, city’s director of the infrastructure department, Gerry O’Beirne, said the new traffic rules for northbound travel will be “integral” with the general plan.
Mr O’Beirne has stated that in the last year, several junctions and routeways have been eliminated The removal of the bus contra flow route at Camden Quay has doubled the capacity of northbound traffic that connects one of N20 or Mulgrave Road. N20 or Mulgrave Rd, while other improvements to Penrose as well as Patrick’s Quay have also significantly increased the flow rate and capacity available on the north Quays.
A new international study estimates that motorists in the city spent the equivalent of 68 hours trapped in traffic between 2022 and 2023.
Twenty22’s Global Traffic Scorecard by Inrix The 2022 Global Traffic Scorecard by Inrix ranked Cork the 71st busiest town in the entire world, with the amount of time lost in traffic increasing 95% over prior year.
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