Showing posts from September, 2016

September Greenway Updates From Around Ireland

There was some great news for the Dublin Galway greenway over the summer including funding for the Meath/Kildare sections and extension in Westmeath and Longford. But away from the Dublin Galway Greenway, there have been more developments around the country that we have been keeping an eye on. More updates to follow.  GREENWAY NEWS from Derry Council says extension of cyclepath to Strathfoyle not dependant on EU funding Derry Journal “However, much talk of the  greenway  plans becoming a reality were based on Derry City and Strabane District Council securing funding from the ... GREENWAY NEWS from Dublin Dodder  Greenway  from Dublin Mountains to the City must go ahead without delay InTallaght (blog) Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown, Josepha Madigan has called for the Dodder  Greenway , which would link the Dublin Mountains to the City, .. NTA puts Dodder  Greenway  project on hold to focus on Luas Irish Times The development of a walking and cyclin

Royal Canal Greenway Phase 4 halted due to Luas funding

Phase Four of the Royal Canal Greenway which is an integral part of the Dublin Galway greenway has been put on hold due to funding being reserved for Luas work. In a statement, the National Transport Authority which provides funding for the project said that the resources of Dublin City Council need to be "re-focussed" because of the demands of Luas cross city and other traffic management schemes. The NTA said "as the various projects linked to Luas cross city are progressed, resources will then be released to reactivate the other projects. The Royal Canal Greenway and other cycleways were part of a €30 million funding package for cycling facilities in the greater Dublin area announced by the government two years ago. Meanwhile, the Green Party has called on the Minister for Transport Shane Ross and the Irish Road Safety Authority to reconsider existing approaches to road safety and set a goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on Ireland's roa