Councils vie for greenway cycle schemes

Huge over-subscription for limited government funding to develop scenic cycle routes.

6th April, 2014
Councils vie for greenway cycle schemes
The success of the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill in Mayo has seen a surge in applications to develop similar routes.

Around 38 greenway cycling schemes are battling it out for state funding to draw in tourists - but there is only enough money to pay for four of them.

There has been an enormous response around the country to the success of the 45 kilometre Westport-Achill Greenway in Mayo, which runs along the old Great Western Midlands Railway line.

Junior Minister for Public Transport Alan Kelly has received 38 applications from councils for funding for further cycling...

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