Greening the Castletroy Urban Greenway – Pictured above at the launch of the Castletroy Urban Greenway is Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State, Cllr Daniel Butler, Mayor of Limerick City and County, Noel Feenelly, Programme Manager for National Transport Authority, Brian Kennedy, Director of Transportation and Mobility Limerick City and County Council with Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh pupils Cliodhna de Brugh and Oisin Poole.
Greening the Castletroy Urban Greenway – Have your say on Thursday, November 11
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald
Limerick City and County Council are inviting members of the public to get involved in a community greening project for the newly opened Castletroy Urban Greenway as part of a major European-wide project.
The GoGreenRoutes project is Ied by Limerick City and County Council through funding from the EU’s Horizons 2020 strand and is taking place in six cities across Europe including Burgas in Bulgaria, Lahti in Finland, Tallinn in Estonia, Umeå in Sweden and Versailles in France.
It sees local stakeholders come together to create ‘nature-based solutions’ that aim to enhance local biodiversity, active travel and nature connection.
The project in Limerick will focus on the Castletroy Urban Greenway which links schools, homes, park and play grounds and shops in the Castletroy area.
The Greenway officially opened in October this year and is part of the Council’s Active Travel cycling and walking network. The Greenway cost approx. €2million and was funded by the National Transport Authority’s Sustainable Transport Measures Grant programme.
Join us this Thursday evening for the online Castletroy Greenway Community Greening Project workshop
Learn about the GoGreenRoutes project and share your ideas for green improvements along Limerick's Castletroy Greenway!
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The main north-south spine provides connectivity between Castletroy College and Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh. The Greenway, which extends to approximately. 1.3km, includes a western link to Castletroy Town Centre and an eastern link to the nearby residential area of Walkers Road.
Speaking about the opening of the Greenway, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton said, “Castletroy Urban Greenway provides a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists to cycle to school or work while also providing a sustainable recreational amenity for locals and visitors alike.”
If you have ideas on how to help ‘green’ the area or are part of a community group that would like to get involved, you can register for an introductory online workshop on Thursday, November 12, at 6pm.
To register for the event, organisers would like you to take a short pre-workshop survey on MyPoint, Limerick City and County Council’s Public Consultation Portal for more details.
Once completed, a link to the online workshop will be sent to you.
To register for the event go HERE
For more stories about the Castletroy Urban Greenway go HERE