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Irish Cycle Facility of the Week

January 13, 2014: 

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Mayo County Council included the below feature on their “world class” Great Western Greenway. As you can see, the feature adds an obstacle course feel to the mostly off-road cycle route — this allows the greenway to be marketed to an even a wider range of cyclists. The low visibility obstacle is especially useful in keeping cyclists pulling trailers on their toes and, in poor lighting conditions, it acts as a useful surprise crash barrier for the extra adventurous.

Image: IrishCycle.com
Location: Great Western Greenway, north of Westport in Mayo
Local authority: Mayo County Council
Street View: Previous road layout currently shown, aerial view on Bing Maps

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1 comment

  1. You have got to agree that most County councils are at least consistent in their lack of consideration for all cyclists. No discrimination there!

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