An in-person consultation will take place on November 9 in Teach na Feile Community Centre, New Street, Abbeyfeale
Limerick City Council are inviting members of the public to express their opinion on connecting Abbeyfeale town centre to Limerick City via a cycle and pedestrian greenway.
The proposed project is to be delivered by Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team and is being funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA).
The current scheme is planning to connect Abbeyfeale to Limerick city centre with an existing greenway which already connects Abbeyfeale to Newcastle West and Rathkeale.
The project will allow those wishing to use the Greenway to reach Abbeyfeale’s main thoroughfare, availing of local retail offerings in the process.
An in-person consultation will take place on November 9 in Teach na Feile Community Centre, New Street, Abbeyfeale (V94 KP84) between 4-7pm. This is to let people who want to attend see the high-level drawings and plans for the proposed development.
Afterwards a non-statutory public consultation will last for four weeks from November 9 to the Thursday, December 7.
The proposals will also be available to view in hard copy form in Abbeyfeale Library, County Hall, Dooradoyle and City Hall, Merchants Quay over the same timeframe.
Senior Engineer with the Active Travel team at Limerick City and County Council, Sean McGlynn, commented:
“The rollout of high-quality walking and cycling infrastructure is continuing in Limerick at pace with funding support from the NTA. The Limerick Greenway has been transformative for the region since its opening two years ago. The next step for this wonderful amenity is to ensure an entry and exit point is available via an Active Travel facility to the town of Abbeyfeale, where approximately 2,000 people are living. This will help the area economically, with tourists and visitors to the Greenway able to pass through and avail of local facilities. There will also be huge benefits from a social and cultural point of view, allowing even more people the chance to quickly and easily access this scenic facility.”
To find out more information you can:
- Attend the in-person meeting on Thursday, November 9, in Teach na Feile, Abbeyfeale between 4-7pm.
- Accessing mypoint.limerick.ie, viewing soft copies of proposals and/or providing an online submission.
- Viewing hard copies of preliminary options and drawings for the scheme which will be available in Abbeyfeale Library, County Hall, Dooradoyle and City Hall, Merchants Quay between Thursday, November 9, 2023 and Thursday, December 7, 2023.