Monthly Archives: December 2014

Consultation on ‘coastal’ cycle route Baldoyle-Portmarnock-Malahide-Swords

An information evening is being held at Baldoyle Library between 15:30-19:30 on Thursday 11th December, 2014.

Plans and details of the proposed scheme will be available and Fingal staff will be present to provide further information on the project 

The proposed route will continue northwards from the existing Sutton-to-Sandycove route via Baldoyle and Portmarnock through Malahide and along Estuary Road to Swords.

The application is currently being prepared including the required Natura Impact Statement. It is intended to lodge the application for approval to An Bord Pleanala in early 2015.

Unfortunately the current plan seems to be to put the cycleway/footpath on the land side of the Baldoyle-Portmarnock Road. This would both fail to create the coastal cycleway as desired and fail to use the opportunity to improve flood defences.

I have argued that the existing carriageway should be moved inland to allow the cycleway and flood defences to be built without encroaching on the estuary.

Following input from Councillors, it is intended to also hold information evenings in other locations along the route but these have not yet been arranged. Here is the notice for the Baldoyle consultation.