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Tuesday, 12th September 2023

Cyclists Group calls for urgent action to progress stalled Mornington Greenway

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Members of the Drogheda Cycle Group on a ride out to Newgrange at the weekend.

The Drogheda cycling group has voiced its extreme disappointment with the decision of an Bord Pleanala to refuse planning approval for the Drogheda to Mornington Greenway and have called for urgent action to get the project back on stream.

“We are calling on Meath County Council to convene a stakeholder meeting at the earliest opportunity to find solutions to this problem and deliver a greenway to Mornington as soon as possible” Chairperson Noel Hogan said.  

 “This greenway would have allowed vulnerable Road users to cycle and walk safely between Drogheda and the coast - we accept the need to protect the natural environment of the Boyne estuary but surely it would be possible to design a greenway that does all this”. 

“It is hard to see how cycling to Mornington would have a greater effect of the environment than the pollution from cars already on that route”.  

“It is now “back to the drawing board” for Meath County Council. Just last month Athlone was celebrating the extension of its own greenway but here in the northeast we have been left behind.

“It is time to bring some urgency to this long running saga and approve a development that allows the citizens of Drogheda and east Meath to experience what the citizens of Athlone, Waterford and Mayo have been enjoying for years - safe, comfortable active travel facilities”.

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