Have your Say: Galway to Athlone Cycleway Public Consultation 2

Project Vision

The vision for the project is to develop a world class trail, from Galway to Athlone, that will complete the Galway to Dublin route, which is of a scale and singularity that will allow Ireland to tap into the growing tourism market for cycling. It will be scenic, sustainable, be a strategic link, with lots to see and do, be substantially segregated from motor traffic and welcome a wide variety of users. It will be developed in co-operation with local communities and offer real benefits to them.

 

Progress to date

Public Consultation No. 1 was held in August 2020. The feedback received was considered to develop the Route Corridor Options. The options have been developed to connect likely tourism and leisure attractions, and use publicly owned land where possible. The options use state owned lands such as flood defense embankments, forestry tracks, bog roads and Bord na Móna railways. In order to connect the state owned lands, we have identified ‘Consultation Areas’ on privately owned lands where we would like to talk to the landowners and explore possible routes. These routes would follow existing features and farm boundaries minimising severance.

 

Have your say

The consultation material can be viewed online in the Virtual Consultation Room which will be live on the project website from the 25th January 2021 and run for 5 weeks. Interested parties will be able to meet with the project team by arrangement to discuss any issues of interest to them, either by phone or by video appointment. The purpose of this consultation is to examine and receive feedback on the options developed, and to assist in the process of identifying a Preferred Route Corridor.

 

If your property is within these areas, we would encourage you to contact us to let us know your opinion on the cycleway. We can be contacted through the online virtual consultation on the website, where you may book an appointment to talk to the project team, or by calling the Cycleway Project Office in Ballinasloe at 091 509267.

Project Liaison Officers will be available to meet by appointment, in compliance with the applicable COVID-19 protocols.

 

Further information and updates on the project is available on: www.galwaytoathlonecycleway.com

 

You can make submissions or observations by: Email: [email protected]

 

Website: www.galwaytoathlonecycleway.com

 

Phone No: (091) 509267

 

Project News and Updates will be available on:

www.galwaytoathlonecycleway.com

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