Big opportunity for improved cycling infrastructure in Skerries – Minister O’Brien

14th April, 2021

Joe O’Brien, TD

Dublin Fingal

14th April, 2021

Big opportunity for improved cycling infrastructure in Skerries   – Minister O’Brien

Local TD and Minister of State Joe O’Brien has called on residents to make submissions to the consultation process on the planned Fingal Coastal Way cycle route, emphasizing that it offers particular opportunities for Skerries. Minister O’Brien stated that:

“It’s great to see the plans for the Fingal Coastal Way becoming a reality after all these years of campaigning. I think it’s a huge opportunity for Fingal on a variety of levels but I think it could really be a game changer for Skerries. With decent cycling infrastructure the town and its potential could really be opened up. The health, environmental, tourism and transport benefits are multiple.

I would really encourage every person in Skerries to make a short submission to the consultation process in support of the overall plan, any observations you have and any specifics on how you think you and/or the town of Skerries might benefit. It would be important to send a strong signal to the Council that we as a town really want better cycling infrastructure”.

Local Green Party Councillor Karen Power said:

This is a great day for Skerries and the wider Fingal Community to finally see this proposed Greenway moving closer to the design process stage and eventual reality. It will be a huge benefit to the town bringing many tourists and day-trippers to walk along the wonderful Skerries coast.  I am urging people to have their say.  This is an important opportunity for people to have an input and give comments and feedback on the routes currently under consideration, with those routes to be published on the Fingal County Council website this week

The proposed greenway will traverse from Donabate to Rush, Loughshinny, Skerries and Balbriggan and will offer a huge tourism and recreation benefit to the region.  It will offer a sustainable and safe transport choice for residents including school children”.

Fingal County Council are encouraging people to review the plans on their website and also engage by filling out the on-line questionnaire on their dedicated website

Consultation open from 15th April 2021 to 27th May 2021 inclusive