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Deise Greenway. Cycle path. Waterford City to Dungarvan.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭ nomoedoe


    It’s a section that goes under the road there’s two of them on the greenway one at Ballyduff and one at McGrath’s cross


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,176 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    I for one would certainly not go on the Greenway without a helmet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ Flow Motion


    I for one would certainly not go on the Greenway without a helmet.

    Definitely! There's too many variables to consider, ie the conditions on the day, the people, walkers, runners, other cyclists, kids, dogs etc. You really have to be alert at all times when its busy. Unless you plan to cycle @ 1 or 2km per hours (snails pace) than a helmet is a must.

    I have been cycling for years (since childhood) and have only used a helmet say the last 10yrs or so. I do so to protect my head & more importantly my brain. Any other injuries are at my own risk. The HGV argument OP have cited is spurious. Dont wear one if you dont want too but you are increasing your risk of lasting damage should you fall & hit your head. Same reason why hurlers are required to wear helmets - protecting their heads/brains. Look at all the old footballers contracting dementia due to heading brick balls back in the day; broken bones heal but brain injuries can be permanent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭ Quigs Snr


    Helmets are cheap enough that there's no excuses for the kids to not be wearing one at least. With my kids Ive had a no helmet, no ride, no exceptions rule all along. I didnt wear a helmet myself unless mandatory in a race until I was 30. In the years that followed I saw some gruesome things. I saw helmets potentially save a guys life and other occassions where they sadly didnt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,204 ✭✭✭ sporina


    I don't see what the problem is with wearing a helmet? Like, surely its better to just be safe than sorry?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,114 ✭✭✭ noby


    This thread has had a good run, buy I fear it's going to descend into an endless debate on the wearing of cycling helmets, like so many threads on the cycling forum.

    How about we all park our views, and get back to discussing the greenway?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,634 ✭✭✭ Azatadine


    I did see the Kilmeaden train last week again. Do they intend to bring it to Bilberry?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,176 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    Azatadine wrote: »
    I did see the Kilmeaden train last week again. Do they intend to bring it to Bilberry?

    I think that was the plan originally but I don't that's going ahead anymore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,560 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Azatadine wrote:
    I did see the Kilmeaden train last week again. Do they intend to bring it to Bilberry?
    I think that was the plan originally but I don't that's going ahead anymore.

    Apparently there was a plan a few years ago to even bring it into the city, which would have been a fantastic idea, makes a lot of sense to bring it to bilberry though


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,634 ✭✭✭ Azatadine


    I think that was the plan originally but I don't that's going ahead anymore.

    That's a pity. Nice little platform and everything already in Bilberry


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,343 ✭✭✭ beazee


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Apparently there was a plan a few years ago to even bring it into the city, which would have been a fantastic idea, makes a lot of sense to bring it to bilberry though

    Current rolling stock does not allow for speeds to finish the return journey in less that an hour -> this would have a great impact on the schedule as it is now with train leaving from Kilmeadan on the hour every hour.

    Due to H&S reasons & lack of pass loops - only one train is allowed on the line at any given time. Except for maintenance purposes at the agreed time and communication channel opened between the teams.

    As for the platform in Bilberry - occasionally organised groups were collected at Bilberry and brought over to Mt. Congreve. Early mornings, pre-booked, out of schedule.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭ JMcL


    sporina wrote: »
    It could be raised/lowered - they said they didn't know of other bikes where the seats could be moved back/forth - would be interested to know if other co's have bikes with seats that can be adjusted in this way - anyone?

    All normal saddles can be moved backwards/forwards, and from the one time I've rented them, the greenway bikes were bog standard. The underside has a couple of rails that the seatpost clamps on to which will give about 3-4cm leeway. Depending on the saddle it might be a bit fiddly to do which may be why they couldn't be bothered (or you got somebody that had just been given the basics). That said it's not that difficult - loosen one or two bolts adjust and tighten. Most people would never bother adjusting it, and for those who do, it's usually a one off thing. The seatpost however is easily accessible - a single bolt to loosen to allow it to move

    You may have got the wrong size bike and would have been better off with a size up/down, though that said, my upper body is a bit longer than average compared to my legs so I usually have to adjust things personally


  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭ nomoedoe


    Anybody know what’s going on at the Carriganore entrance on the Greenway just down the hill there’s a lot of work going on in the field?

    Also Cork and Waterford councils looking to link up Mallow and Dungarvan

    https://waterfordcouncilnews.com/2022/03/07/councils-to-examine-feasibility-of-new-greenway-linking-mallow-and-dungarvan/



  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭ nomoedoe




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,176 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    That's very cool.



  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭ nomoedoe


    I was out there this morning and there is a lot of work going on ,tables and benches added, id say it will look great when finished!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,634 ✭✭✭ Azatadine


    Is there a homeless lad living in a section around the toll bridge? I've seen him coming out of there a few times in the morning with a bag.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,560 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78




  • Registered Users Posts: 26,560 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78




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  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭ nomoedoe


    One person had to be airlifted by Rescue 117 from the Greenway due to a serious head injury



  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,224 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal



    I'm guessing most of the reason for the airlift was getting an ambulance to the scene on the greenway was problematic, easier land in a field beside the incident.



  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭ nomoedoe


    Yeah id imagine so ,the person was airlifted to Waterford airport and transferred from there by ambulance to Ardkeen according to Rescue 117 facebook ,although i have seen ambulances on the greenway for minor accidents it all depends on what section and access etc



  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Kilkenny36


    Seems pretty bad to think that a Rescue Helicopter can't land at the hospital.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,058 ✭✭✭ 914


    Not really, R117 needs a large helipad and plenty of space or you risk blowing in the windows due to the downdraft.

    UHW doesn't have the space at present.

    Waterford Airport is a very short spin by ambulance to UHW and sometimes they land at Waterpark Rugby Club which is practically beside the hospital.

    This would be normal practice, CUH is another example where R117 land at Cork Airport and the patient is then transfer by ambulance to CUH.

    Landing in the airport also ensures fire cover is present.



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