VIDEO: A 1.8km greenway between Baldoyle and Portmarnock is nearly finished, although not officially open yet.
At under 2km, it’s short, but it allows people to avoid a busy rural-like road between the two areas.
The pedestrian and cycle paths run adjacent to the Coast Road (R106) from Red Arches Road to just south of the Coast Road /Station Road roundabout.
Twitter user and a user of the road by bicycle, Alan said: “It’s the most enjoyable cycle I’ve ever experienced between Baldoyle and Portmarnock. Still officially under construction, but finally people cycling have safe space away from motor traffic on this road.”
the most enjoyable cycle I've ever experienced between Baldoyle and Portmarnock.
Still officially under construction, but finally people cycling have safe space away from motor traffic on this road.#Allocate4Cycling #GE2020 #IBikeIVote pic.twitter.com/XfeMMaK3Xc
— Alan D (@AlanDub13) January 27, 2020
The route mainly includes a three-metre wide cycletrack and two-metre wide footpath separated by a 2.4-metre wide grass verge, with short sections of shared used paths at, before at after a bridge and road crossings.
It would be nice if this was all over the country. One of our first proper cycle paths
That looks great and seems to tick all the boxes,good surface and segregated between cyclists and walkers. Hopefully it will grow in length.
How did the council manage to build it without gates, lets hope they don’t arrive after the opening.
Baldoyle and Portmarnock have been waiting a long time for this path both pedestrian and cycling well overdue, needs more lighting too just stating.
Good to see this finally up and running but to make real progress there should be a bridge over Moyne Road instead of a crossing at a busy junction. The same should apply at each end when going from Portmarnock to Baldoyle as currently you have to cross three roads.