HOW ABOUT PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS FOR FERMOY BRIDGE?
An article on this week’s Avondhu makes an argument for the construction of two pedestrian walkways as a means of easing traffic congestion and creating a potential new tourism amenity at the bridge over the Blackwater in Fermoy.
The article suggests that the powers that be in Fermoy town should consider such an option as a solution to improve traffic flow and increase safety for pedestrians, referring to a similar type model that works well in Newbridge, Co Kildare.
The article says, "The bridge crossing the Liffey in Newbridge incorporates two suspended walkways, one on either side of the bridge.
"Not alone is it much safer for pedestrians, but it has also opened up the wonderful view of the river and allowed for four lanes of traffic on the bridge itself.
"The boardwalk has a wonderful cosmopolitan feel to it and shows the beauty of the river to its maximum".
Thursday 28th April 7:04pm