Wednesday, March 25, 2015

200,000 Euro allocated for the Royal Canal Greenway in Fingal County Council (FCC) Programme of Works 2015



200,000 Euro for the Royal Canal Greenway has been allocated by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Fingal County Council (FCC) in their Programme of Works 2015.

The spending allocation has been allocated for the:
o Finalisation of the design, planning and preparation of tender documents for this section of the Royal Canal Route from Phibsboro to Ashtown – €100,000
o Planning and design of cycle route on Royal Canal towpath, from 12th Lock to the county boundary with Kildare (including ‘deep sinking’ section) – €100,000

In particular the planning and design will focus on a section called the "Deep Sinking" where there is a significant grade difference between the towpaths and water surface of the canal. In a previous report by Fingal County Council an option included the construction a cantilevered boardwalk type facility.




The height of the boardwalk would be high above the canal in some parts and when completed a boardwalk style canal path could provide a really special experience similar to that of a tree top canopy experience 

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