A new dedicated walking and cycling track has been officially opened in Dublin city this morning.
Phase 2 of the Royal Canal Greenway forms part of a project to create the longest off-road Greenway in Ireland.
It includes a 750 metre stretch from Sherrif Street to North Stand Road, with a 3 metre wide cycle track and 2 metre wide footpath.
.@LordMayorDublin @hazechu & @EamonRyan opened phase 2 of the Royal Canal Cycle Route this morning. It's. 75km in length & runs from Sheriff St Upper to North Strand Road. It is open to the public now! 🚲🚲 pic.twitter.com/4pZuPNpUzI
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) July 31, 2020
This part of the cycleway cost nearly €9 million to construct and ties in with Dublin City Council's cycling plan for 470km of safer cycling routes.
There are also still two more phases of this project.
The entire route will be 7km long and will link Ashtown to the North Quays.