Great News! Approval Given for Cycle & Pedestrian Bridge over the Shannon in Athlone
We are thrilled that An Bord Pleanála has approved the proposed development of a pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing the River Shannon in Athlone. The decision was made on 31st October 2017.
This is a critical element of the jig-saw in building the Dublin to Galway greenway which is part of the longer Moscow to Clifden EuroVelo Route #2 Capitals Route - see here!
Cyclist.ie, of which Dublin Cycling Campaign is a lead member, made detailed submissions to An Bord Pleanála supporting the proposal and we are delighted it has now progressed through planning. One of our submissions is below. For all of our members who helped out with the site visits and fed in to our submissions, we say A BIG THANK YOU!
The next stage is, of course, securing funding to get the bridge built… and that is where more advocacy work is required.
Keep in touch with us if this is an area of cycle advocacy that interests you!
Note: the image above shows the location of the proposed river crossing. More anon on the details of the bridge and links to adjacent roads.
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