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Cllr Dr Evelyn Parsons has joined with other local Independent representatives, Deputy Sean Canney, Deputy Denis Naughten, Cllr Tim Broderick, and Cllr Gabe Connolly in calling on local communities to make a submission on the new Athlone to Galway greenway, seeking a route from Athlone and Ballinasloe through to Athenry and then on to Galway City.
Community groups, political representatives and residents are calling on Galway County Council to seize the moment and deliver on the long anticipated Connemara Greenway. The groups are echoing the words of Transport Minister Eamon Ryan who has called on local authorities to use the July stimulus package to deliver on initiatives like the greenway to boost local economies and ensure sustainable modes of transport.
Galway Urban Greenway Alliance have proposed that a 2.6km temporary cycle path should be installed along the seafront from Southpark to Blackrock.
Rail greenway for Athenry would not work as it does not have Mayo scenery, Rail Corridor meeting told
Converting the Western Rail Corridor around Athenry and north Galway into a greenway would not be as successful as the Mayo Greenway, because it has inferior landscape and scenery, a meeting in Athenry was told last Thursday night.
Athlone Extinction Rebellion founder and Green Party General Election candidate, Julie O’Donoghue, believes that investment in greenways and ecotourism should form part of a just transition plan for the Midlands and that plans for a Mid-Shannon Wilderness Park for the Lough Ree region need to be prioritised due to the potential for jobs, recreation and biodiversity protection.
An East Galway TD has said that confidence is growing that the path will be cleared for the Quiet Man Greenway when the rail review is concluded.
The €9 million announced for Greenways and cycling infrastructure in Budget 2020 is "shockingly low", but Galway must still press ahead to secure funding for greenways in the city and county.
East Galway TD Ciaran Cannon has welcomed confirmation that the Athlone to Galway greenway office is to be based in Ballinasloe.
Galway county councillors who oppose the Quiet Man Greenway should take up the advice to visit the Waterford Greenway and see its benefits to local communities, according to Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon.
In support of an active lifestyle in the community through cycling and walking Connacht Rugby recently teamed up with local med-tech Company Aerogen and the Connemara Greenway Alliance project.