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Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork. Cork has a population of approximately 120,000 which rises to around 275,000 for the metropolitan area and 380,000 for the Greater Cork area.
Cork City Council manages accessibility to the city to allow people to live, work, shop, visit and carry out many business activities in the city. For that purpose it provides priorities for walkers, cyclists, public transport users, cars and parking. Particular attention is given to accessibility in the city centre which is the centre for employment, retail and leisure activities. The city centre has been greatly enhanced through the improved public realm, parking facilities and by its very much enhanced retail and leisure offer to both residents of the city and visitors to the city. The city prides itself in being at the forefront in developing sustainable transport options, and is currently involved in promoting travel modes which are an alternative to the private car.
Cork is involved in EU project Niches+.