Cycling and Pedestrian Facilities
In developing the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade scheme, TII have been aware of the vision for enhanced cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, outlined in national and local policy, e.g.:
- The National Cycle Policy Framework
- The Cork Cycle Network Plan, 2015.
The route of shared use Pedestrian and Cycle facilities through the new interchange is outlined in the drawings below.
These cycle & pedestrian routes are important facilitators of the Cork Cycle Network Plan, with Dunkettle acting as a key hub linking the City cycle routes with those of Glounthaune and Little island.
Of significance are;
- Signalisation of the Dunkettle Roundabout, west of the new Dunkettle Interchange delivering a safer junction between the primary cycle routes of Lower Glanmire road to the west, and Glanmire to the North,
- A largely offline route linking the Dunkettle Roundabout in the west to the Dunkettle road to the North, ultimately linking to the new housing developments in Ballinglanna,
- Linking Glanmire/Ballinglanna to the North, with Little Island (and the new cycling facilities to be delivered as part of Cork County Council’s proposed Little Island Movement Strategy),
- Linking Cork City with the proposed inter-urban network extending east to Rosslare.
Bus & Rail
Public bus services currently serve the Little Island train station but measures under the Little Island Transport Study will provide services that enter Little Island itself as well as orbital bus routes that connect the train station to the homes and business on Little Island.
As the new sections of the Dunkettle Interchange are opened, these will help serve the new bus routes. During construction at least 2 lanes in all directions will be maintained to aid public and private bus services.