Today is the day! The introduction of tolls to the Jack Lynch Tunnel is now a large possibility. For most people who use the tunnel on a regular basis, normally twice a day, at a toll (for example) of 1.80 each way, 5 days a week, that'll set you back €18 a week. Which is €936 a year. Which is a family holiday! Which is health insurance for a year! Which is a helluva lot if you don't have it!
There is a huge knock on effect right across the board if the tunnel is tolled. It will effect traders in Cork, as people divert into the city to avoid the tolls, and in turn will bring the city to a standstill. It will be chaotic. It will effect Mahon Point. It will increase the cost of taxis, if they use the tunnel. People are paying more than over the odds for petrol, insurance, car tax, tyres, servicing. The list goes on!
So, here's what we're asking YOU to do! Don't use the tunnel today, Thursday September 29th. If you have nearly an extra €1000 to blow, by all means drive through it! This is about standing up! This is about people power! This is about highlighting what happens if you have to pay to drive through a tunnel that is less the 1km in length. It's about highlighting what happens if you have to pay to drive through a tunnel that is less than 20km from another toll. Most importantly, this is about YOU!!!
If the tunnel is tolled, don't be the one saying "I should have or could have". Today is the day you say "I DID!"