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Barna to Galway Greenway petition

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 658 jjpep


    Would be fantastic, even cooler would be to continue out the other side of the city to oranmore as well


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭ fergiesfolly


    Would be even better if we see the sea as we're walking along. The sea wall behind the golf course is an eyesore. Why they couldn't build the path higher is beyond me


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 youngrun


    https://connachttribune.ie/2m-fund-for-galway-greenway/

    This was planned , wherever its at

    I guess putting a road through the middle of it at NUIG wont help

    The first 3 km is usable along river, lovely walk


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,689 joeKel73


    youngrun wrote: »

    "The 12.4km route from NUI Galway to Moycullen village, of which 11.4km will be ‘off-road’, mostly follows the route of the old Clifden railway line and is expected to be up and running within two years."

    Article dated April 2014, ah Galway... :rolleyes: :(


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 youngrun


    J o e wrote: »
    "The 12.4km route from NUI Galway to Moycullen village, of which 11.4km will be ‘off-road’, mostly follows the route of the old Clifden railway line and is expected to be up and running within two years."

    Article dated April 2014, ah Galway... :rolleyes: :(

    Yes seemed great at the time..
    Id say landowner negotiations plus likely freeze given road planning application has derailed or will stall for a while yet...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,895 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    I'd love to see a properly done separated greenway. Not like the poxy effort in Southpark though which only has a painted line to protect pedestrians from bicycles.

    But I'd like to see a bus lane even more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,675 ✭✭✭ ronnie3585


    Would be even better if we see the sea as we're walking along. The sea wall behind the golf course is an eyesore. Why they couldn't build the path higher is beyond me

    It's not the prettiest but it's absolutely necessary.

    I took these photos on 1 Feb 2014 when a lot of the path and sea wall behind the golf club were obliterated by a storm the previous night;

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,085 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    ronnie3585 wrote: »
    It's not the prettiest but it's absolutely necessary.
    fergiesfolly is not arguing about the necessity - just the visual and functional aspect of it, which is poor. It was thrown together. Poring or the concrete on top of the Dyke structure without reinforced steel is plain daft.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,085 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    But I'd like to see a bus lane even more.
    Along the Prom?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,895 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Along the Prom?

    Absolutely.

    There are a huge number of tourist buses going to Connemara in summer, a regular city bus every 20 mins and some regional buses.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Stick to the Greenway petition please, which is for walking and biking.
    Buses or other means of transport can be discussed in another thread.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    AFAIK this is included in the city development plan 2017-23. This map here shows the proposed greenways and new bridge proposed for the outflow from Rusheen Bay.

    From the city development plan document:
    Support the proposed Greenways as part of the primary cycle network and as part of a link to Bearna,Oranmore, Maigh Cuilinn and Oughterard

    There is a thread in the Roads forum about greenways, they might have more info there.


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