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Royal Canal Greenway



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    exactly, they'd be cycling through a reasonably remote unlit area of the park. wouldn't be used.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,549 ✭✭✭ Flinty997

    Well thats flip side of greenways, canals etc. You have to say there's a lot of potential permeability and paths, hidden behind massive stone walls, and hedgerows. Perhaps if they were moved back 10ft or so, opened up, and lit, you'd create a lot of amenity and safe walking and cycling routes.

    If you look at the area with the satellite view on lots of potential routes open up.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    i'd suggest (just taking a very brief look at the map) if you were to cross the M50, going from college gate to park avenue would be a good option?

    i'm not sure who owns the building across the road from myos, but it's really the only road block preventing that as a through way to castleknock village. it's derelict but sits square across the end of church court. i'm sure the locals would love my suggestion, too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,549 ✭✭✭ Flinty997

    I would lay strong odds thats a protected building of some sort. If would be lovely if done up.

    I think you'd have less objections if your proposed routes goes past less houses and less cul de sacs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,326 ✭✭✭ daymobrew

    It might be easier to link College Gate and Bracken Park to the open space at the end of Castleknock Way. This would give access to the proposed bridge over M50 to Park Avenue. See attached screenshot.

    Even without the bridge over the M50 it makes it easy for people from College Gate and Bracken Park to get to Scoil Thomais and Laurel Lodge Shopping Centre, and 37 bus.

    Following on from what Flinty997 says about objections, I cannot picture Church Court residents being happy about increased pedestrian or bicycle traffic (even though the access would benefit them too).

    Cycling via Park Avenue to the Beechpark Avenue junction will be okay because it would bring you to cycle tracks along Castleknock Road (designated a Primary Radial route). Of course none of this infrastructure will be built for decades because NTA and other such bodies only specialise in producing nice maps.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,549 ✭✭✭ Flinty997

    I think the Carpenterstown road is a pivotal route for cyclists passing through. Not simply local traffic. I can't see this traffic, deciding to route down the middle of Laurel Lodge to avoid traffic. If you are commuting cyclist you'll just take the road and live with if for 5 mins. I completely accept local cyclists, kids and families between LL and Castleknock going through estates is a preferred route. I'm not sure thats enough to justify a bridge. Maybe because I'm more likely to do a family cycle to the park, or commuting.