Active Travel Improvement Works - Innishmore Ballincollig
COMHAIRLE CATHRACH CHORCAI
CORK CITY COUNCIL
Active Travel Improvement Works at Innishmore, Ballincollig.
Notice Under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, Cork City Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following traffic management measures in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users.
It is proposed to provide new single cycle lanes and a two-way cycle track on Innishmore Lawn, between its junction with the R608 and Ballincollig Community School. The new cycle facilites will tie into existing footpath and cycle track to the east of Ballincollig Community School.
The main elements of the proposed works are:
- Provision of approximately 530m of single cycle lanes on Innishmore Lawn.
- Provision of approximately 620m of two-way cycle track on Innishmore Lawn.
- Provision of a Toucan signalised crossing.
- Raised pedestrian and cycle crossings at junctions and accesses along the route.
- Provision of new footpaths to provide connections to the proposed pedestrian crossings.
- Provison of uncontrolled pedestrian crossings.
- New road marking and signage.
- Other necessary associated works.
In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening has been carried out for the project, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. The findings of the AA screening concluded that no significant effects on any Natura 2000 sites is likely and it was not necessary to undertake any further stage of the Appropriate Assessment process.
In addition, the proposed project has been screened to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required and it has been concluded that the proposed development would not be likely to have significant effect on the environment and that the preparation and submission of an environmental impact report is not therefore required.
Details of the proposed works including an Appropriate Assessment screening report and Environmental Impact Assessment screening report are available for inspection online at https://consult.corkcity.ie and also at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork on working days from Friday the 10th of June 2022 to Monday the 11th of July 2022 between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
Any observations in relation to this proposal should be made electronically through https://consult.corkcity.ie/en/ or forwarded in an envelope marked “Active Travel Improvement Works at Innishmore, Ballincollig” to Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. Final date for submissions is 5.00 p.m. on Monday the 11th of July 2022.
All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this proposal, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain. Cork City Council will retain data for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with the Council’s Retention Policy and relevant Data Protection legislation.
Dated 10th June 2022
CORK CITY COUNCIL