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Why cars and motorways aren't the keys to Cork's future

The recently announced Ireland 2040 project has positioned the Cork city region for 50 per cent growth with a planned increase in population of 125,000 people for Cork city and suburbs. Cork Chamber has repeatedly made the argument that Cork could act as a counter balance to Dublin. They are not alone. This position also been supported by other commentators this year. Indeed, Cork has great potential and its relatively small size means the city can manoeuvre and ensure it positions itself more easily than larger cities. But, in my opinion, many local policymakers and local interest groups need a wake-up call. The future driver of cities will not be car dependency, new motorways or more car p

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