The motion, which will be discussed at a full council meeting next Monday, emerged after a lengthy meeting of the council’s roads committee and ahead of a traders’ meeting on the issue tomorrow night. The issue of a shuttle bus, and bringing the park and ride bus into St Patrick’s St were suggested last night. “We must remain committed to traders, especially the family-owned, Cork-owned businesses.”However, three weeks into the 3pm-6.30pm car ban, which is designed to improve bus journey times, controversy is still raging. City council chief executive Ann Doherty has asked for the car ban to be given three months to bed in and has introduced a parking incentives package to support traders. The Green Party in Cork says that, despite the controversy, it still believes the afternoon car ban is the right thing to do.
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2018 23:03 UTC