More Cycling & Walking Trails

Local and National Policymakers, Galway Cycling Campaign, National Transport Authority, Fáilte Ireland

Bruach na Coiribe riverside walkway, Galway
Bruach na Coiribe riverside walkway, Galway

Greenways, off-road walking and cycling trails, similar to the Great Western Greenway between Westport and Achill and the recently opened Castlebar to Turlough route, are to be encouraged in the city and throughout the county. The Dublin-Galway Greenway should proceed, as should Greenways linking Galway with other cities and towns such as Clifden. The ‘Slí na gCaisleán’ (‘Way of the Castles’) heritage trail that incorporates the many castles to the east of the city should also be sensitively developed.

These safe and attractive mixed-use trails have great potential for tourism and local employment.
Great Western Greenway, Co. Mayo
The 606, Chicago, Illinois, USA