Campaign launched to extend Route 84 as far as Newtown
A campaign has been launched to extend Route 84 as far as Newtownmountkennedy.
Last Thursday, local Sinn Fein representatives launched a campaign calling on Dublin Bus to extend route 84 from Kilcoole to Newtownmountkennedy, the fastest growing town in the county according to recently released census data.
Speaking about the campaign, Deputy John Brady said: 'I am delighted to join my colleague and east Wicklow Sinn Féin representative Muireann Dalton in launching this public transport campaign for the people of Newtown and surrounding areas.
'Currently, there is no direct public transport service between Kilcoole and Newtown, which is having a detrimental impact on both communities for young people and the elderly alike.
'The extension of route 84 into Newtown is essential to ensure that communities can travel easily between Kilcoole and Newtown including, students attending Coláiste Chraobh Abhann in Kilcoole. This will also be of benefit to the local economy of East Wicklow.
Muireann Dalton said: 'Last week, we launched an online petition for people to sign in support of this initiative.
'We have made petitions available in local businesses across Newtown and, in the coming days, we will be going out door to door seeking support from the community. I would encourage people to support this local campaign and ensure that the people of Newtown have access to the most basic public transport.'
The petition is available online at https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/extend-the-84-bus-route-to-newtownmountkennedy.html.