CONSULTANTS SAY NEW MONAGHAN CYCLE GREENWAY WILL DELIVER ECONOMIC BENEFITS

1 February 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The new Monaghan Town Cycle Greenway to be developed from the Armagh Road to the Clones Road has the potential to deliver significant economic benefits for the county capital as well as tourism, health and transport advantages, representatives from URS Consultants, who are developing the project, told the January meeting of Monaghan Town Council.

Councillors gave approval to the project proceeding to the next phase of its development, and called on members of the Monaghan public living along the proposed route of the greenway to attend a presentation of the plans to take place in the Market House in Monaghan Town on Thursday, February 7 next from 6-9 pm.

However, Sinn Féin councillor Sean Conlon expressed strong reservations about the lack of public lighting on some stretches of the proposed greenway route, fearing that it could lead to anti-social behaviour problems.

It was agreed on Colr Conlon’s proposal to write to the Dept of Transport’s Active Travel Towns Committee highlighting these concerns and seeking additional funding that would enable the greenway route to be fully lit.

Eamon Doherty of URS Consultants told the meeting that the concept of a greenway was to bring disused former transportation infrastructure back into …

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