A cycling and walking link across the Broadmeadow Estuary is one step closer as the public consultation for the foreshore licence gets underway.
The new greenway will be an invaluable link between Malahide and Donabate and will connect to Swords through a cycle route along the estuary.
The greenway will travel alongside the railway line which crosses the estuary at Malahide.
The public can make submissions on the foreshore licence application by visiting consult.fingal.ie.
The application states:
Permanent works within the Foreshore lands (Section 2 and Section 10) comprise of the following:
- Works to facilitate a new greenway some 615 metres in length along the existing weir maintenance access track on the western embankment of the Dublin-Belfast railway causeway, extending north from Bisset’s Strand into Malahide Estuary, to include new surfacing, fencing, boundary walls, local stone fill, route lighting and signage, and a viewing area
- Provision of a new 12-span pedestrian / cycleway bridge deck of approximately 180 metres in length on the existing piers located alongside the Dublin-Belfast railway bridge situated on the weir in Malahide Estuary.
- Works to facilitate a new greenway of approximately 1,000 metres in length along the shoulder of the western embankment of the Dublin-Belfast railway causeway, from the railway bridge on the weir in Malahide Estuary extending as far as the northern shoreline of Malahide Estuary at Kilcrea, to include new surfacing, fencing, boundary walls, local stone fill, route lighting and signage.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“This is probably the most important piece of active travel infrastructure being put in place by Fingal County Council and it will hugely benefit not just the coastal villages but Swords too. I will be working to make sure that the council has in place the cycle link between Malahide and Swords so that locals can take full advantage of the new greenway when it is in place. “