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To: Cork City Council, Cork City Councillors, executives of Cork City Hospitals.

Cork Hospital Cycleway

Cork Hospital Cycleway

We would like a protected Cork Hospital Cycleway for healthcare workers and the people of Cork!

Why is this important?

Imagine cycling safely from Cork University Hospital/Cork University Maternity Hospital to Grand Parade and on to the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, all the while separated from cars and HGV trucks by protective barriers. On the way you pass the Bon Secours Hospital, UCC and the Mercy University Hospital. Health care workers have always cycled to work, and between the various city hospital campuses. But during the COVID19 pandemic, they were given a glimpse of what it might be like to cycle safely on the then quieter streets.

The traffic is back. Now as lockdown eases we urge Cork City Council to boldly implement measures that will protect us, and all citizens of Cork, who make these journeys. Clapping for healthcare workers is easy. Making the city better for all citizens requires vision and leadership.

The people of Cork were recently asked through social media: Would you like to see your front-line healthcare workers protected on their way to and from work? The response was unanimous: YES!

#CorkHospitalCycleway. A protected cycleway.

If this is something you'd be interested in? We'd love to hear from you. Are you a healthcare worker, patient, student or local business? What would this mean to you? Where do you work?

Tell us your story… We will pass on your views to the various executives in our hospitals, UCC, Cork City Council.

Let us remember the recent losses and sacrifices made by our front-line workers, by enacting a real and positive change to transform our city into a healthier, safer and more caring place to live and work.

Cork, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • I stopped cycling to work for safety reasons. The roads are not safe for cyclists and a lot of the cycling paths are vey poorly planned.
  • As someone who has cycled to and from many of Cork's hospitals has a patient, and whose partner cycles to work in CUH, I can attest that safe cycling routes are few and far between. It shouldn't be this intimidating and scary to travel by bike.
  • be a great facility

Updates

2020-06-13 14:44:27 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-06-11 09:59:51 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-06-10 20:14:00 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-06-10 19:23:19 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-06-10 18:55:39 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-06-10 18:42:50 +0100

10 signatures reached