Tuesday 21 May 2019

Progress reported on seven new pedestrian cycle routes

THE council has reported on several pedestrian cycle routes it is developing across the county.

Cllr Cian O'Callaghan (Lab) asked for a progress report on the development of several cycleways and pedestrian routes across the county and was given a detailed report by Fingal County Council.

Explaining how the various projects are being funded, the council said: 'Funding for the provision of green pedestrian and cycle routes originates primarily from the National Transport Authority. Fingal County Council continues to identify and seek funding for a range of green transport projects aimed and increasing the potential and attractiveness of sustainable transport within the county.'

The council said that work is now complete on the Drinan Pedestrian and Cyclist Route which links the residential areas of Drinan and Holywell across the M1 Motorway to provide access to local schools, community facilities, public transport and shops.

The Broadmeadow Way, a pedestrian and cycle route between Malahide and Donabate across the Broadmeadow Estuary, is currently in design stage, according to the council.

Once the necessary environmental studies are completed to go along with the project, the project will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for approval.

A pedestrian and cycle route linking Swords with Malahide and on to Sutton, is also being planned by the council as part of the creation of a 'green coastal route'.

In the north of the county, a CPO to acquire land for the 'Skerries/Balbriggan Cycle Scheme' was completed which will facilitate a new cycle and pedestrian route between Balbriggan and Ladies Stairs. That project is dependent on the council identifying funding.

Fingal Independent