Showing posts from September, 2015

Opening date nears for Mullingar to Athlone section of Dublin Galway Greenway

Our sources closest to the construction of the Mullingar to Athlone cycleway are indicating a mid October offical opening date. As of Friday evening (18th Sep), the base layer was finished to within 4km of Athlone, with the finished layer completed to about a mile of Moate Station. Its a serious job. Some of the bridges are also finished with hand railing. Topsoiling is finished to Castletown. Here's a sneek peek courtesy of a facebook user. "Pretty impressive stuff. Some beautiful bridges and tunnels along the route. Past half way point yesterday. No official..." Posted by Brian Golden

Funding should be scrapped or go elsewhere if suitable route not found says Cycling Campaign

The Galway Cycling Campaign has called on the Minister for Transport, Mr. Paschal Donohoe TD, to reject IFA proposals to put a local section of an international greenway beside the old N6.  Controversy has erupted about the routing of the Galway section of the Eurovelo 2 cycling route.  The route is meant to start in Galway and end in Moscow and much of the mainland sections are already in place. Conflict has arisen between the IFA and the NRA who have proposed to CPO farmers’ land to construct the route.  The cyclists say both sides are at fault with the NRA approach viewed as poorly managed and divisive.  The county council and NRA seem to have ignored standard methods for providing such routes without splitting farms. The cyclists accept that the appointment of the NRA to lead the project has been highly questionable and that the NRA involvement has not been positive.  However, the IFA suggestion of putting a Greenway beside a busy road is equally flawed and would make the count