Plans progress for Cross-City Link bus corridor

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Galway Daily transport Plans progress for Cross-City Link bus corridor

Plans by Galway City Council for a Cross-City Link bus corridor, that means to reshape public transport in the city, are continuing to progress.

The council engaged in a pre-planning consultation with An Bord Pleanála over the project back in October of last year.

After two meetings with the Bord in January and March, that consultation process has now come to a close.

This clears the way for the city council to lodge a full planning application with An Bord Pleanála for the Cross-City Link.

This is meant to enhance public transport links between the east and west sides of the city, by creating a route through the city centre where buses will be given priority.

The route, going from University Road to the Dublin Road, will see restrictions on private car traffic at certain times, as well as building new infrastructure.

These bus routes and traffic restrictions would be in place from 7am to 7pm, with a window in the late morning and early afternoon for loading and deliveries at city centre businesses.

The strategy also aims to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities such as footpaths, cycle lanes, and road crossings along the route, as well as to create public plaza areas to enhance the public realm.

Details about the proposed Cross-City Link bus corridor can still be found online in the virtual information room created for last year’s public consultation.