15 August 2020
By Elaine Murphy
A petition has been launched calling on Cork City Council to extend the pedestrianisation of the Marina in Blackrock beyond the end of August initial deadline.
“It’s very clear to see the physical and mental health benefits this pedestrianisation has brought,” said Peter Horgan, Labour Party Local Area Rep who started the petition.
“This isn’t about party politics or credited headlines. It is about this community amenity being just that, an amenity for the entire community to enjoy safely whether on foot, on bike or jogging. What we have seen over the last few months here is exactly what this stretch of land was built for initially. To enjoy at leisure with family and friends.”
“It’s easy to do so in the summer but this virus will be with us in the Autumn and Winter. A safe area for exercise and outdoor engagement is vital for these times of year.”
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