Sorensen has commenced work on the development of an off-road cycling and walking route linking Passage West to Rochestown and will be completed by mid-December. Cork County Council has awarded the contract for the development of a 4.8km off-road cycle and walking route linking Passage West to Rochestown to Sorensen Civil Engineering.
Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey T.D. recently announced funding of â‚¬932,000 for the development of a 4.8km off-road cycle and walking route linking Passage West to Rochestown in Cork. The aim of this new funding is to encourage more people to think about leaving their cars at home, particularly for short journeys, and to opt to cycle or walk instead where possible.
The new route in Cork will deliver a high-quality cycling connection serving the town of Passage West with a direct cycle link to the city centre and Mahon employment zones. As this new route will be within the proposed National Heritage Area it has significant potential as a cycling/walking amenity route. There are a number of primary and post primary schools at either end of the route and the delivery of this path has the potential to encourage more children to walk or cycle to school.
The Passage West to Rochestown proposed route will be along a disused rail line that is already in the ownership of the local authority. It has seven different access points and is in an area where cycling and walking for both leisure and commuting will be possible. Depending on how popular this route turns out to be there is the potential to extend the route to Douglas at a later stage.
Photographed at the contract signing in County Hall (seated from left) Olaf Sorensen, Managing Director Sorensen Civil Engineering, Cllr. Michael McGrath, Cathaoirleach Carrigaline Electoral Area, Patricia Power, Director of Services, Southern Division (standing from left) Peter O'Donoghue Senior Engineer CCC, John Forde, Carrigaline Area Engineer CCC, Cllr. David Boyle, Cllr. John Collins, Cllr.Deirdre Forde, SeÃ¡n Murphy, Contracts Director Sorensen Civil Engineering and Cllr. Tim Lombard.