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 footbridge crossing the River Lee’s North Channel (opened in January 2006)
- 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 (planned to be completed in spring 2008)
- Integration of a new walkway and cycling path along the River Lee South Channel as part of the Western Gateway Building, including a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists to Brookfield Health Science Complex.
- Opening (December 2018) of the Cavanagh Bridge across the River Lee linking to Perrotts Inch/Western Road.