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By Frances Toner
The development of ‘Brand Galway’ and undertaking a review of major venues in the city to ensure a sucessful bid for the European Capital of Culture in 2020 are just some of the economic initiatives that are being promoted and funded in the Galway City Council draft Budget 2014.
The public consultation process on the next Mullingar Local Area Plan for 2014-2020 is to commence this month.
There will be more cyclists on Irish roads this summer enjoying the warmer weather with the success of the bike to work scheme, an extending cycle network, and a growing interest in people to keep fit.
A three-metre wide trail joining the Lough Lannagh walk in Castlebar with Islandeady has been identified. The proposal to develop this linear trail, which will eventually connect with the Westport national cycle network, has been welcomed by Labour councillor Harry Barrett.
Raheens Wood which is located just outside Castlebar on the scenic Castlebar to Achill road, could be in line for a major revamp which would attract tourists and recreational users to the area.
The disused Athlone to Mullingar railway could be re-opened sooner than expected - but to bicycles rather than trains.
The popularity of cycling on our roads has grown evident in recent weeks with some of the busiest roads, particularly around the Westport area, become heavily trafficked by cyclists. While this shows a positive move to greener travel and health benefits, the trend does present new dangers and road safety officer with Mayo County Council, Noel Gibbons, has issued an appeal to all cyclists to be responsible and heed the rules of the road. He also advises they wear high-visibility clothing and “always wear a helmet no matter how short the journey is”.
Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey TD was in west Mayo last Friday to officially open the Great Western Greenway from Newport to Mulranny. Also being officially opened was the popular new walking and cycling route through Westport town.
Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey TD will be in west Mayo tomorrow (Friday April 16) to officially open the Great Western Greenway from Newport to Mulranny. Also being officially opened is the popular new walking and cycling route through Westport town.