The Green Party in Cork has renewed calls for a Cork Luas service following complaints about the public transport for the Liam Miller tribute match.
A shuttle bus from Lapp’s Quay led to queues around the block causing many to walk away and make their way to the stadium on foot. The party’s representative in Cork City North East, Oliver Moran, was among those affected. He said the situation is an example of why Cork needs a Luas-like service:
“The game was great, but we were let down by public transport. It shows how far behind we are on transport planning in the city. Comparing ourselves to other cities in Ireland is not what we should be doing either, as they are no better. We need to be looking abroad for how things should be done.
“Bicycles were banned because of the lack of facilities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh and the shuttle bus service from Lapp’s Quay simply couldn’t cope. That left thousands of people walking nearly 3 km from the bus station to Páirc Uí Chaoimh, many like myself with young children in tow.
“I’ve been at large events in other countries and that simply wouldn’t happen. A light-rail or bus-rapid-transit line running along a Ballincollig-Docklands-Mahon route has been talked about for long enough. This is a practical example of why it’s needed to make this city work.”
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