07 July 2011

Fitzgerald Cuts Ribbon on Brand New Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., officially opened a new pedestrian and cycle route along the Grand Canal. The route, an extension to the existing walk and cycle way will now be linked to Lucan by a pedestrian and cycle bridge.

“I was delighted to officially open this new route which offers a connecting bridge between Lucan and the fabulous walkway and cycle track along the canal. The bright red bridge stands out against the green landscape and I certainly hope it will entice more cyclists and walkers down to this amenity,” said Minister Fitzgerald who cut the ribbon on the bridge.

“As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, I have a particular interest in encouraging families and young people to be active and with a cycle track and path like this on our doorstep I hope that families from right across Lucan and Clondalkin will come and avail of this amenity.

“The new pedestrian crossing on Griffeen Avenue, proposed by my colleague Cllr. Lavelle and I, was delivered as part of this project and now links both sides of Griffeen Valley Park.

“The Grand Canal Green Route is a safe and secure place for families, walkers and cyclists. The route is monitored round the clock by CCTV cameras and is lit up by over 300 street lights. The new bridge which connects the walkway to Lucan, will encourage families to come and avail of this fabulous amenity,” continued Fitzgerald.

“The initiative, supported by South Dublin County Council, Department of Transport and Sustainable Transport Ireland and Waterways Ireland, and is a positive project for the area,” concluded Minister Frances Fitzgerald.