Health, cost and social benefits pushed in Cork e-bike campaign

Cork may well be a city of hills, but a new campaign aimed at promoting the use of e-bikes is hoping “to flatten the curve” for many would-be Leeside cyclists.

It comes as Cork City Council announced plans for two new cycle lanes. The We-Bike campaign, launched by Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Joe Kavanagh and Mayor of Co Cork Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley, is aimed at promoting electric bikes as an everyday commuting option in Cork city and county.

The two new cycle lanes are planned around University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology to encourage students and staff at both institutions to get on their bikes.

The new cycle lanes will run along Donovan’s Road and College Road, with a link between Magazine Road to Glasheen Road, all near UCC, while a second route will go along Melbourn Road and Rossa Avenue, near CIT.

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