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23-12-2020, 10:24   #2116
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Its a shame these schemes don't get more media attention

The country really is going leaps and bounds with cycling infrastructure, but if you don't live around the area, you don't get told of it.
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23-12-2020, 20:32   #2117
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Its a shame these schemes don't get more media attention

The country really is going leaps and bounds with cycling infrastructure, but if you don't live around the area, you don't get told of it.
There is a map in post #1 of this thread. It might help you find them.
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There is a map in post #1 of this thread. It might help you find them.
I know i just mean generally. With all the bad new stories, stuff like cycle-tourism promotion would be a nice breather for people.
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I know i just mean generally. With all the bad new stories, stuff like cycle-tourism promotion would be a nice breather for people.
Unless you live in the same county, it's a bit pointless once inter county travel is clamped down as it will be shortly and pubs, hotels and guesthouses shut or at reduced capacity for the foreseeable future.
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For me to consider it as a serious option it would need to have:

1. An actual plan with details of how much it would cost, the route, possible difficulties
2. Support from the local community and politicans
3. Support from the people who's land it would run through or near. I'm guessing they'll be claims for adverse possession

And finally and most importantly.

4. I'd want to see it proposed by people who are actually going to use. And not by someone who is only suggesting it to stop cycling/walking infrastructure being built somewhere else.
This is as bad as the crappy alternative plan put forward by the Sandymount residents group for the Strand Road. But at least they went to the trouble of doing crappy drawings.

It won't be just tourists using the greenway. It will be a great amenity for locals too. Who will now have a safe way of getting around south Wexford that doesn't involve a car. Local children could be able to cycle to school.
Here is a map I made of a possible route the greenway could go along. Hopefully that link works. There are a few difficulties, such as getting the greenway into wexford town. Also where some houses have been built along the old line.

I based the route off how much of the line is still in CIE ownership(not registered on landdirect.ie) and how much of the trackbed is left. I calculated it, 83% of the New Ross-MJ section is still CIE hands or the trackbed is intact, or even both. For the sections going to Enniscorthy and Wexford it goes alongside the river Slaney/ the existing railway for most of the route but this may not be possible.

I would certainly be using this greenway of it was ever built, I am in New Ross all the time .

I know the plan is terrible
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Here is a map I made of a possible route the greenway could go along. Hopefully that link works. There are a few difficulties, such as getting the greenway into wexford town. Also where some houses have been built along the old line.

I based the route off how much of the line is still in CIE ownership(not registered on landdirect.ie) and how much of the trackbed is left. I calculated it, 83% of the New Ross-MJ section is still CIE hands or the trackbed is intact, or even both. For the sections going to Enniscorthy and Wexford it goes alongside the river Slaney/ the existing railway for most of the route but this may not be possible.

I would certainly be using this greenway of it was ever built, I am in New Ross all the time .

I know the plan is terrible
Just had a look at this map. From Google maps, very little of the trackbed is still intact, good chunks of the line you have drawn runs right through open fields, not even a ditch left. I wouldn't take not being registered on landdirect.ie as proof it of being in CIE ownership. Even if officially it still is, the ownership would be strongly contested. I don't think this is a realistic prospect for a Greenway.
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Just had a look at this map. From Google maps, very little of the trackbed is still intact, good chunks of the line you have drawn runs right through open fields, not even a ditch left. I wouldn't take not being registered on landdirect.ie as proof it of being in CIE ownership. Even if officially it still is, the ownership would be strongly contested. I don't think this is a realistic prospect for a Greenway.
I still think this is possible for a greenway. Railways that are still in use are also not registered. The land that isn't registered follows the course of the old railway, even if it is just a field. The same thing happened in Dungarvan, the greenway goes through what used to be a field of you look on older satellite maps, it was just a field but still owned by CIE so the greenway went through it.

The other option is to go alongside the existing Waterford-Rosslare track until Campile, and then link it up to the ferry at Ballyhack, and then a route from there into Waterford.

Also, this isn't just me who has this idea, it has been mentioned multiple times by the South east on track group.

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Kerry County Council to seek planning for a Listowel to Tralee Greenway in mid 2021

https://www.radiokerry.ie/kerry-coun...ways-listowel/

The railway line went via Abbeydorney and Lixnaw so it will not directly follow the N69. It would also see the completion of the Rathkeale-Tralee section of rail line.
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Limerick council are to conduct a feasibility study for a new geeeway linking the city centre with the Meelick area to the west. Not much detail yet but would likely run along the northern bank of the Shannon
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A geeway? That’s sure to be popular
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I know i just mean generally. With all the bad new stories, stuff like cycle-tourism promotion would be a nice breather for people.
I would also point out that lack of reporting on them nationally means I cant update the map as I wont know when something is done...


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https://www.radiokerry.ie/kerry-coun...ways-listowel/

The railway line went via Abbeydorney and Lixnaw so it will not directly follow the N69. It would also see the completion of the Rathkeale-Tralee section of rail line.
I can see demand for linking Limerick in to the Rathkeale-Listowel/Tralee greenway just continuing to grow, its a no brainer to do it but route options aren't obvious if rail is planned to be put back into use (Which I do not oppose).
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I would also point out that lack of reporting on them nationally means I cant update the map as I wont know when something is done...
Royal Canal Greenway complete Maynooth to Longford, and some of the Dublin sections
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Royal Canal Greenway complete Maynooth to Longford, and some of the Dublin sections
What I don't understand about that is why part of the greenway between Maynooth and Confey (close to Intel) has been done. It seems fairly random.
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