Social Democrats Cllr. Cian O’Callaghan said:
“I strongly welcome the news that Fingal County Council has lodged a planning application for the Baldoyle to Portmarnock Cycling and Walking Route. This key piece of infrastructure will in time connect to a more extensive cycling network – the Sutton to Sandycove cycling route to the South and to a route linking Malahide Castle and Newbridge House travelling North.
“If planning permission is granted work could start on this scheme later this year. It will take about six months for construction to be completed. The cycling and walking route will be off road and will be separated by a grass margin in the middle – making the route safer and more comfortable for both cyclists and pedestrians. At the high point of the route there will be a spectacular view over the Baldoyle Estuary towards Howth and Ireland’s Eye. This will be a wonderful amenity for local residents and tourists and as well as providing essential cycling connectivity for commuters.”
The proposed scheme consists of:
· Construction of approximately 1.8km of pedestrian and cyclists adjacent to the Coast Road (R106) from Red Arches Road to just south of the Coast Road/Station Road roundabout
· The development generally consists of a 3m wide cycletrack and 2m wide footpath separated by a 2.4m wide grass verge and is located in the Racecourse Park.
· Construction of a new 30m long, 4m wide bridge over the Mayne River
· Upgrading of the existing priority junction between the Coast Road (R106) and Moyne Road to a signal controlled junction with pedestrian facilities”
8 February 2018