The Galway to Athlone Cycleway will complete the circa 270km car-free corridor between Galway and Dublin for people on bikes, walking and other motor-free modes.
The project is being led by the local authorities of Galway City Council and Galway, Roscommon and Westmeath County Councils in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS).
Cyclist.ie made a submission on the Route Corridor Options Public Consultation last week (the first week of March 2021). As cycling advocates, we warmly welcome the proposed advancement of the project – we are delighted to see it being revived after a long hiatus.
We recognise that each of the five route corridors under consideration has enormous potential. We stressed in our submission that access to the greenway by local people is as important for this project as the development of the tourism experience. The more different cohorts of users the greenway appeals to, the more successful it will be as an amenity and as an active travel transport corridor.
You can read our short submission here and we also recommend you check out the Galway to Athlone Greenway website to read more about each of the five route corridor options (as shown in the map below).
Watch this space for news on how the project advances.