Great news Dublin cyclists! A new cycle path has just been given the thumbs-up to be built between Baldoyle and Portmarnock in North Dublin.

The 1.8km path was submitted by Fingal County Council earlier this year and was passed by An Bord Pleanála on Thursday. Construction will be subject to conditions designed to protect the nature reserve at the Baldoyle estuary.

The need for the track came from cyclists who were forced to use a dangerous, narrow, winding road because there was no designated, separated path for walkers and bikers alike. This path is also expected to attract many walkers and runners.

The path will be built on Fingal County’s lands, running alongside the road on the inland side of the adjacent estuary. Local Social Democrats councillor Cian O’Callaghan says that construction of the path should begin next summer and that the route will eventually form one part of a longer track running from Sutton to Malahide.

 

By Bri Doherty

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