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Sunday 8 December 2019

Cycle and pedestrian project in Balbriggan

Fingal County Council is proposing to provide improved pedestrian and cycling facilities on Hamilton Road and Harry Reynolds Road in Balbriggan.

According to the council, the scheme will improve accessibility and provide a safer environment for walking and cycling. The development of a high quality cycle and pedestrian network is a key objective to make Balbriggan an attractive place to live, work, visit and do business.

The local authority says the scheme will encourage increased levels of physical activity and will offer an attractive, sustainable transport choice within Balbriggan for school children and local commuters. It will bring significant benefits to the wider community while contributing to improving health and the environment.

According to Fingal County Council, the route of the scheme will directly serve a large number of residential, education and business centres within Balbriggan and will provide safe and attractive links between these. The majority of the population of Balbriggan is within 5 minutes cycle of the proposed scheme, making this a key facility for the whole town.

Fingal County Council Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly commented: "This proposed improvemed pedestrian and cycling facilities on Hamilton Road and Harry Reynolds Road will be a great addition to sustainable transport infrastructure in Balbriggan, facilitating safer and healthier travel for school children and commuters.'

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