FINE Gael candidate for the Clane area Brendan Wyse is compiling a report on the planned Grand Canal Greenway in Ticknevin, Killina, Allenwood, Lowtown, Robertstown and Donore.
Kildare County Council recently began the planning process for the section of the greenway that runs from Hazelhatch to Ballyhagan, near the Offaly border.
A greenway is simply a walking or cycling route that safely traverses the countryside off the main roads. Where the route needs to cross the roads, gates, footbridges and safe pedestrian crossing points are provided. When completed the Grand Canal Greenway will run from Dublin to Shannon Harbour.
Mr Wyse, who is Secretary of Allenwood Tidy Towns, says that the Grand Canal is already a popular amenity in his area, “My family and I regularly use the Grand Canal as a walking and cycling route. I usually walk with our dog from Derrymullen to Lowtown Marina and Robertstown. Another popular route with locals is to walk the other direction towards Edenderry by Lullymore Briquette Factory. We feel that we are very lucky to have this resource on our doorstep and we’re very excited at the thought of a safer and longer route being made available.”
He is seeking feedback from local residents to be included in the report he is compiling on the greenway. “I have already had a lot of positive feedback about the proposed greenway and there are some good ideas that people have suggested that we think the council should consider at the planning stage. There is still time for residents to get in touch with me. All feedback is welcome.”
If members of the community wish to give feedback, then Brendan Wyse can be contacted at 087-2328867 or by email at [email protected] Brendan also has a website at https://brendanwyse.ie where he regularly posts updates about the Grand Canal Greenway.