South Mall / Parnell Place Junction Pedestrian Safety Scheme

Closed27 Apr, 2023, 10:00 - 14 Jun, 2023, 16:00




South Mall / Parnell Place Junction Pedestrian Safety Scheme


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.


The development consists of improvements to the South Mall/Parnell Place Junction with the aim of enhancing the safety of pedestrians. 


The scheme includes:

  • Modify the existing traffic island between South Mall and Parnell Bridge.  This includes widening the island to provide improved safety for pedestrians waiting between traffic lanes.
  • Move the existing two-way cycle track and footpath northwards to traffic calm the junction and reduce the distance that pedestrians need to cross.
  • Reducing the number of lanes that pedestrians need to cross at the eastern end of South Mall, from 3 no. lanes to 2 no. lanes.
  • Maintain 4 no. disabled parking spaces opposite Smith Street but move westward by 1 space to allow for 5 no. motorcycle parking spaces to be installed.
  • Vehicular access from South Mall to Morrisons Quay, at the eastern end of the buildings on the southside of South Mall, is removed. 
  • Provision of a section of cobble stone paving, on the approach to the revised island at the junction of South Mall and Parnell Bridge.  This will aid in calming vehicular traffic on approach to the junction, and thereby improve pedestrian safety and overall public realm.
  • 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 are available for inspection online at and also at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork via appointment only on working days from the 27th  April 2023 to 29th  May 2023 between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Please phone 021-4924000 to arrange an appointment.


Any observations in relation to this proposal should be made electronically through or forwarded in an envelope marked “South Mall / Parnell Place Junction Pedestrian Safety Scheme” to Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. Final date for submissions is 4.00pm on the 14th June 2023.


All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council regarding this scheme, 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 27th April 2023





7 submissions have raised observations relating to this consultation.


Pedestrian Safety
Traffic Calming