Fingal County Council are progressing planning for local sections of the East Coastal Trail which is planned to extend from Arklow to Drogheda. The council are to host three information evenings this week (see table below).
Fingal Coastal Way, which starts at the northern end of Dublin Bay, looks set to overtake planning and likely also construction of the problematic S2S Dublin Bay route in central and south Dublin.
Cllr David Healy (Green Party) said: “It is great that design work is starting on this section of the coastal greenway. The consultants have been given a brief to produce a high quality amenity greenway along the coast. It will be part of the Fingal Coastal Way, leading on from the Sutton to Sandycove route around Dublin Bay, and connecting to the route across Broadmeadow Estuary from Malahide to Donabate.”
He added: “The Baldoyle to Portmarnock section is ready to go to An Bord Pleanála and formal public consultation, probably this month. The informal consultation this week will look at the sections south and north of that stretch: from Sutton Creek and Sutton Cross to the Green belt north of Baldoyle and from the Sluice River south of Portmarnock to the railway line at Malahide Estuary.”
The purpose of the information meetings is to set out the scope of the project and to start the discussion with local people and visitors of the issues, challenges and opportunities in designing the greenway.
Oh please god, please god, please god, please god. Oh please make this happen. Being able to cycle over the Malahide estuary along the railway bridge would be absolutely fantastic and if done right would be better to walk and cycle than the Waterford greenway. (imo – disclaimer, I’m biased because I live within an easy cycle of here).
Oh please god. !
Sounds like a great plan. As a resident near to stalled end of the S2S, I hope the politicians and residents realise what they are missing and get behind the project.
I was at the presentation evening last night at Baldoyle library and left a lengthy written submission.
Anyway, overall they appear to be going for a mostly segregated route, which will be excellent if they actually build it.
Info can be found here:
I think this new section will be supported (and used) by a great many cyclists.