Opening of the public consultation on the Galway-Oughterard greenway
Residents and interested parties were invited to complete a submission and questionnaire on the Galway Greenway in Oughterard.
The greenway, which received two funding, entered a public comment period until March 22 after the reset button was pushed on the initial draft.
He said a study area from Galway/Barna along the N59 corridor via Bushypark, Moycullen, Roscahill to Oughterard has been identified.
The Galway senator said the project was reset as it proved difficult to move forward with the original project.
“Over the past few years, the Green Lane strategy has been published and an agreement mechanism has been signed by farmers’ organizations,” he said.
“The recent decision by the Supreme Court of South Kerry was seen as a test case by local authorities across the country and paved the way for greenways to be treated as essential infrastructure.”
Senator Kyne said there is now guidance for dealing with the project identified by Galway County Council in conjunction with Galway City Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Aecom, who are the project consultants.
“I fully support the development of a greenway that would be used by locals, tourists and commuters.
“The project now has a clear path to progress to a scheduling app.”