Fingal County Council has recently announced plans to develop an Urban Greenway along the Royal Canal that would serve Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and the wider Dublin 15 area. The Urban Greenway would aim to protect and enhance the existing environment along the canal, and would offer an attractive alternative transport choice for local school children and commuters.
Fingal County Council are now welcoming comments from local residents on the plans, and will be holding a public engagement process from Monday 25th February to Friday 22nd March. As part of this process, there will be a public information day in the Atrium of Blanchardstown Civic Offices on Tuesday 5th March from 11:30am to 7:30pm.
While I am pleased to see these proposals from the Council and believe it will bring significant environmental, economic and health benefits to the community, local residents have to be given a say in the route of the greenway. I encourage all those interested in the greenway to attend the public information day, and to let me know their views.