Pedestrians have absolute priority in all UCC Campus areas. UCC aims at further facilitating pedestrian traffic on and around Campus and co-operates with Cork City Council where public footpaths are concerned.
Walking as a means of travel to College has seen an increase over the last six years. Today, some 18 % of all UCC staff walk to work and almost half of the students get to College on foot on a regular basis.
Further UCC includes the provision of high quality pedestrian links in its Capital Projects developments. Examples are
- Banks of the Lee Walkway from Mardyke Gardens to the North Mall Campus on Distillery Fields, including a new footbridge crossing the River Lee’s North Channel.
- Provision of wider footpaths along College Road, linking the Main Campus Entrance to the Cavanagh Pharmacy School, as part of City Council’s ongoing College Road refurbishment scheme.
- Integration of a new walkway and cycling path along the River Lee South Channel as part of the new Western Campus, including a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists to Brookfield Health Science Complex.
- New Bridge linking the lower grounds to the Glucksman Gallery.