‘Expansion of Galway businesses being held back by poor cycling infrastructure’

Chief executive of company which employs 225 people on the outskirts of the city says a quarter of the workforce would cycle to work if there were safe, segregated routes

John Power: ‘Cycle routes are relatively cheap to put in and would give immediate wins’

The head of a major Galway-based med tech company has criticised the failure to develop a cycle lane at Salthill promenade as a “lack of joined up thinking”.

“You can't expand businesses in Galway because the infrastructure is so poor,” John Power, chief executive of Aerogen, said.

Galway City Council last night reversed course and revoked plans for a temporary 3km cycle path along the Salthill seafront. A proposal to develop the cycle lane had ...