Disused Waterford-Dungarvan railway set for greenway conversion

The top of a viaduct on the route - images by EarthRoute Ltd
The top of a viaduct on the route – images by EarthRoute Ltd

Waterford County Council is holding public consultation for a 31km greenway between the seaside town of Dungarvan and Kilmeaden, south of Waterford City.

The Deise Greenway group, which is pushing for a greenway over the full Waterford-Dungarvan railway route, said the news was “another historic day in the Deise Greenway’s expansion”.

The group said on its Facebook page that Waterford County Council publishing the plans for the development of the Dungarvan to Kilmeaden section “is a significant step towards the completion of your 48 kilometre, car-free Greenway.”

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Cyclist group welcomes rejection of Tralee to Dingle road upgrade

Img_8756Cyclists yesterday welcomed the rejection of the planned Tralee to Dingle road upgrade using a new design of segregated cycling path.

Unlike the Great Western Greenway in Co Mayo (a road-side section pictured, right) which is mostly away from the main road, the Co Kerry project would have included the cycle path directly alongside the N86 road for 28km.

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Cycling today in Ireland – highlights from Census 2011

Cycling increased almost 10% nationally between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. From limited data available before last week, we previously reported there was a 26% increase in cycling in Dublin.

Last week the Central Statistics Office released its report on commuting which outlines a fuller picture and gives a breakdown of trends in the last three decades. Here’s some of the key bits on cycling from the census data and the report…

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