Derry to Buncrana Greenway consultation days today and tomorrow

— Next phase of North West Greenway Network consultation.

Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council are running consultant days for their greenway route 1, Derry to Buncrana.

The councils said: “Two public consultation days are being held for the public to review route corridor options and to provide formal feedback on Tuesday 26 June in the Lough Swilly Yacht Club, Station Road, Fahan, and on Wednesday 27 June in Templemore Sports Complex, Buncrana Road, Derry. Both events will run from 2pm to 8pm each day.”

The two councils said that are seeking the public’s views on a series of route options being appraised for the proposed greenway linking Derry to Buncrana, with a spur to Newtowncunningham, which is being developed as part of the North West Greenway Network.

The planned €18 million network will amount to a total of 46.5 km and is aimed at commuting as well as tourism. The project is part-funded under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme.

Ronan Gallagher, communications manager for the North West Greenway Network said “Almost 300 people attended last month’s consultation events in Culmore and Muff and the feedback was fantastic. Everyone we spoke to wants to see these routes developed”.

“We’re hoping more people will attend the events in Fahan and Derry as this section of the project is by far the largest stretch of greenway to be developed,” said Gallagher.

Programme manager, Jonathan Henderson said: “The public consultation events provide a fantastic opportunity for people to learn more about the overall project and to input into the route selection process.”

He added: “We would strongly encourage everybody to get involved, particularly those who live in Buncrana, Fahan, Tooban, Burnfoot, Bridgend, Newtowncunningham and Derry, and feed into the process as much as possible and contribute to shaping development in their region.”

Further details at: www.nwgreenway.com

The network:

  • Route 1: Derry via Pennyburn and Bridgend border crossing to Buncrana/Letterkenny via Tooban junction – 32.5km (this includes linking Inch Nature Reserve to Newtowncunnigham)
  • Route 2: Muff to Derry via Culmore and Muff border crossing and Culmore – 10.5km
  • Route 3: Strabane to Lifford via Lifford Bridge – 3.5km

MAIN PHOTO: File photo of the Great Western Greemway in Co Mayo.

2 Comments

  1. the whole thing sounds great…but if they do all these greenways they should also put thought into how people get to and from them. I don’t have a car (nor can I drive!) so am dependent on public transport to get there…don’t start me on the lack of availability of bike storage on trains…..Marie C

  2. Two bikes in total allowed on inter city trains,no provision for tandems,cargo bikes or trikes or long recumbent. Considering the effort to develope the country as a cycle friendly tourist destination we are shooting ourselves in both feet as regards public transport. Just when we start to attract cycle tourists we discontinue the use of the guards van on all trains so no group of more than two can visit with their bikes. The idea I saw in Denver might help,they have a platform in front of buses where passengers can place their bikes.

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