Two weeks remaining to submit feedback on preferred route corridor for Athlone to Galway greenway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are two weeks remaining for the public to submit feedback as part of a public consultation process on the emerging preferred route corridor for the Athlone to Galway greenway.

Last month, Route Corridor 5 was identified as the Emerging Preferred Corridor as it was stated it offers the potential to develop a highly scenic cycleway from Galway to Athlone.

The route travels through a variety of landscapes, starting at the edge of Galway Bay and traversing along the Burren Lowlands, the Slieve Aughty mountains, the River Shannon, and the Midlands

The proposed route corridor commences at Ballyloughane Beach and travels via Oranmore, Rinville, Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Coole Park, Gort, Woodford, Portumna, Meelick, Clonfert, Shannonbridge and Athlone.

The project team has also proposed a direct link from the cycleway to Ballinasloe.

Alongside ongoing landowner consultation, public consultation got underway in early December as the project team aim to gather any additional local information on the emerging corridor.

This process closes on Monday week January 31st.

The project team says it will work with each landowner in a bid to pick the least disruptive route possible, likely to be along the property boundary.