Thursday 22 March 2018

Election hopeful 'delighted' at €160k funding for cycle route

Labour Party Local Election candidate Brian McDonagh.
Labour Party Local Election candidate Brian McDonagh.

John Manning

AS a keen cyclist himself, a Labour candidate for the Howth/Malahide ward in this year's local elections has welcomed €160,000 in funding for a new cycle route between Malahide and Sutton.

Labour candidate, Brian McDonagh said: 'As a cyclist myself also I'm delighted that the minister has €160k allocated to Preliminary design and planning stage of a cycle route on the R106 between Sutton and Malahide, The road between Baldoyle and Portmarnock is particularly dangerous with cars unable to pass cyclists for long periods and very little space which makes things difficult for both cyclists and motorists.

'I will also be very interested to see the outcome and detail of the feasibility study for the development of a segregated pedestrian and cycle route from Malahide to Donabate, along the western side of the Dublin-Belfast railway to include a crossing of the Malahide Estuary which has also been funded.'

The local Labour candidate also welcomed funding from the National Transport Authority of €600,000 to complete the Holywell Distributor Road.

He said: 'I would like to welcome allocation of funds from the NTA for Fingal community Travel Projects especially the funding for Holywell where €600,000k has been allocated for improvement of the distributor road and missing sections of the road network which should really improve safety, bus routes and traffic issues for residents in Holywell.

'Unfortunately, due to the crash like many estates had left Holywell and other estates, uncompleted.

'Provision for completion of missing section of distributor road and roundabout that will link up the two existing sections of the distributor road to the north of and west of Holywell housing development in Swords.

'The provision of this road will complete the road network in the Holywell area, remove traffic from the residential core of the neighbourhood, provide more appropriate routing for bus service and enable traffic improvements measures in the vicinity of the school/local shops.'

Fingal Independent