Green Party welcomes opening of Dublin Bay Walking and Cycling Route

 

Sutton to Sandycove Walking and Cycling Route, 5th May 2017

The Green Party has welcomed the opening of the first phase of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) promenade and cycleway running along the shore of Dublin Bay.

Green Party Spokesperson for Transport Cllr Ciarán Cuffe today called on the Minister for Transport Shane Ross to release further funding so that the project can be extended.

The Clontarf section opened at 10am this morning, 5th May. It is hoped that the plans will eventually extend approximately 22 kilometres from Sandycove to Sutton, linking where appropriate existing walkways and cycle-ways.

Speaking today, Cllr Ciarán Cuffe said: “This is the start of a safe, child-friendly and pollution free promenade for all Dubliners. I believe it is an excellent visionary proposal. I pay tribute to the ‘Sutton 2 Sandycove promenade and Cycleway Campaign’ (www.s2s.ie) group who are promoting this proposal.

“The Green Party’s vision is that similar walking and cycleways are needed along our rivers, canals and coastline, and that these links would extend as far as the River Shannon from Dublin and beyond. Such projects would create employment and attract visitors to both urban and rural Ireland.

“This is an environmentally friendly and achievable project that deserves support. The proposal involves some stretches of new promenade and a new pedestrian and cycle bridge in Ringsend, but it consists mostly of the joining together of stretches of existing walkway.

“It is relatively inexpensive project and I shall continue to promote the project through Dublin City Council.

“Fifteen years ago to the day I issued an almost identical press release  supporting the project. It shows that good ideas take time to come to fruition. I pay tribute to Michael Collins who first approached me about the project back in 2002 and I salute him and his team of volunteers who have stuck with the project through good times and bad. Congratulations also to Christopher Manzira Senior Executive Engineer with Dublin City Council who has made this section of the route a reality.”

ENDS

Page last updated 5th May 2017

One response to “Green Party welcomes opening of Dublin Bay Walking and Cycling Route

  1. Ciaran, thank you also for sticking with it. Although we have some way to go complete the project on the South Bay, the completion of the route all the way form Sutton to East Wall, will provide huge encouragement to complete the missing section Sandymount and Seapoint. We have no doubt that the NTA and DLRCC are committed to achieving that!

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