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More than 1,800 people have joined the Galway Bike Scheme, taking some 11,200 journeys by bike in first five months of 2015, but the success of the scheme is highlighting the need for more cycle lanes in the city.
Questions over compensation for home owners in negative equity, whose homes are to be demolished by the new N6 Galway City Transport Project route, will be raised at a meeting in Leinster House next week.
Deputy Gabrielle McFadden has welcomed a total 2015 funding allocation of €6,930,752 for Westmeath regional and local roads.
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has made it clear the Western Rail Corridor will not be extended and calls have now been made on Galway county councillors to develop plans for a greenway on the disused railway route.
A Galway county councillor has called for a “positive review” of the country’s railway service, in particular the Western Rail Corridor, and not a “knee-jerk reaction”.
More than 1,000 jobs are expected to be created in the Galway construction sector, following the signing of contracts to build the M17-M18 Gort-Tuam motorway.
Back in 2008, an article gracing the pages of this newspaper appraised scepticism surrounding the ability of Galway West TD Noel Grealish to “land the big road” as promised prior to the General Election of the previous year.
Although welcoming the announcement that the M17/18 Gort to Tuam motorway will go ahead, many county councillors have voiced serious objections to the news that the Claregalway bypass project has been abandoned, despite more than €750,000 being allocated to the project.
In spite of challenges before the Supreme Court to the Galway City Outer Bypass, funding of €2 million has been made available to develop revised plans and a planning application for the controversial roadway.
MEP for Ireland North West - Midlands, Pat the Cope Gallagher, has slammed the Irish Government’s decision to “totally ignore the entire western region” from the Trans European Transport Network as “shameful”.