The Council are doing a fact finding exercise and it would give the Gael Scoil parents an opportunity to voice our concerns about the lack of a safe footpath all the way to the school. Could we encourage everyone to take a moment to fill in the survey so we can get an impact and to safeguard our children. Thanks.

The following message describes two strategy studies which have been commissioned by Cork County Council. You have been sent this message to both inform you of the strategies intentions and to seek your inputs.  Your inputs are important as they will be used to develop and inform each strategy as it develops.

Please do not respond to this email, instead please use the survey links listed in the email below.

Active Travel Town Walking and Cycling Strategies

Bandon – Fermoy – Kinsale – Youghal

The County Development Plan outlines a strategy to address sustainable travel within the County. Under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Active Travel Town programme the County Council has now commissioned walking and cycling strategies to be developed for the towns of Bandon, Fermoy, Kinsale and Youghal.

The aim of these strategies will be to significantly improve accessibility and permeability for cyclists and pedestrians within the Active Travel Towns. It will also identify and develop links between the Active Travel Towns, Cork Metropolitan Area and Cork City and potential links to future Greenway routes.

Cork County Council has appointed WS Atkins and Kieran Boyle Consulting to prepare the strategies for the towns. The strategies will be used to apply for funding from the Department for the initiatives and project schemes identified in the strategy implementation plans. The strategies must be completed by December 2012 to comply with the deadline for submissions to the Department.

The strategy is currently in its assessment stage and as part of this assessment a web based survey has been posted on the Council website which will remain live for a period of 2 weeks.

The purpose of this survey is to invite detailed submissions from members of the public which will be used for the development of the strategy initiatives and projects. The surveys can be viewed and completed on the following links:

Bandon: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BKHY5F6

Fermoy: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B8QYDT9

Kinsale: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B8GK8S7

Youghal: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLK5NPB

In order facilitate a high response rate the Council is contacting community and voluntary groups directly in order to publicise the surveys. Notifications are also being placed in the local press.

The Draft Strategies will be presented to the elected members during the week  beginning Monday November 26th.

Metropolitan Towns Cycling Strategies

The County Development Plan also outlines a strategy to address sustainable travel which identified the need for a macro level plan for cycling in Cork. In this regard the County Council has commissioned a cycling strategy for the Cork Metropolitan Area with the objective of providing a clear plan for the future development of cycling networks throughout Metropolitan Cork.

The aim will be to significantly improve accessibility and permeability for cyclists within the Metropolitan Towns and between Metropolitan Cork and Cork City. It will also identify and develop links with the Active Travel Towns and the existing and planned Greenways.

Cork County Council has appointed WS Atkins and Kieran Boyle Consulting to prepare the strategy for the Metropolitan Area. The strategy will be used to apply for funding from the National Transport Authority for the initiatives and project schemes identified in the strategy implementation plans. The strategy must be completed by December 2012 to comply with the deadline for submissions to the National Transport Authority.

The strategy is currently in its assessment stage and as part of this assessment web based survey has been posted on the Council website which will remain live for a period of 2 weeks.

The purpose of this survey is to invite detailed submissions from members of the public which will be used for the development of the strategy initiatives and projects. The survey can be viewed and completed on the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5R8SY8N

In order facilitate a high response rate the Council is contacting community and voluntary groups directly in order to publicise the surveys. Notifications are also being placed in the local press.

The Draft Strategy will be presented to the elected members during the week  beginning Monday December 3rd.