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Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Press Release: Lee2Sea Greenway Joining the Dots Between Cork City and County

The guys at Lee2Sea sent this on to me and I'm more than happy to put it up on the blog as I'm a big fan of Greenways. Let's hope we see plenty more in the Cork area...


Lee2Sea Greenway Joining the Dots Between Cork City and County

The banks of the River Lee is route for Cork’s Flagship Lee to Sea Greenway

Cork, Ireland, 6 th April 2021 – have today launched their impressive website and
innovative video to showcase the potential the Lee to Sea Greenway route has to transform Cork.
The route aims to connect Ballincollig Regional Park, Lee Fields, City Centre, the Docklands and
Marina, Mahon, Passage West, Carrigaline and Crosshaven. The Lee to Sea Greenway envisages a
safe, accessible and enjoyable walking, jogging and cycling route linking the region’s neighbourhoods
with the bustling city centre, peaceful countryside and tourist hotspots.

The Lee to Sea aims to provide a leading attraction for Cork in the expanding tourism market. Cork
has over 2,000 hotel beds right on the doorstep of the route. Additionally, it aims to connect major
regional attractions and heritage, from all the city’s museums and galleries, and architecture, to the
historical heritage in the Gunpowder Mills, Spike Island, and Camden-Fort Meagher, to name but a

Committee member, Helen Guinan stated that “The vision of the Lee to Sea is simply amazing. The
video shows people how the greenway could enhance their lives in all sorts of ways, whether for
leisure or for getting around.”

“Recent times have shown how important public green spaces and physical activity are for our
physical and mental well-being. There is a real hunger for this access, as seen in the success of the
pedestrianised Marina, and in the thousands of people enjoying Ballincollig Regional Park. Much of
the route already exists and all we need to do is joining the dots” added Helen Guinan.

The Lee to Sea would multiply the returns on the €400 million investment in urban regeneration in
Cork by providing attractive, zero-carbon transport options for residents and workers in the
Docklands and city centre.

“Big office blocks in town are being built with minimal parking. How are these thousands of people
going to get to work? Public transport has a role, but many people will find that walking and cycling
are faster, more flexible, and more fun. Unlike public transport, their carbon and air pollutant
emissions are essentially zero, and it will improve public health too.” commented Stephan Koch,
former chair of Cork’s Transport and Mobility Forum

“the route has incredible potential for transport because it puts schools, colleges, workplaces,
healthcare facilities, and local services within easy reach of huge numbers of people” added Stephan

The Lee to Sea Greenway aims to offer a greener and less congested city, along with providing the
opportunity for a major tourism and economic boost. Connecting tourists to Cork, connecting staff
to work and connecting the county to the city with the Lea to Sea Greenway. The Lee to Sea
Greenway has it all! It’s time to make it happen.

Further information is available on the website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or
Instagram @Lee2Sea, using the hashtag #Lee2Sea


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