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, please sign the petition;

We’d also 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.

Written by Dr. Vincent Wall for Irish Doctors for the Environment.

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