Councillors view Blackrock section of S2S route – September 2015

Councillors in Dublin BayA group of Councillors from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council walked a part of the possible route for the S2S near Blackrock on Saturday 19th September at low tide. The group, all of whom are members of the Joint Committee set up by councillors from Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire, included (L-R); Cllr Barry Ward (DLRCC), Cllr Kate Feeney (DLRCC), Christopher Manzira (DCC), Cllr Melisa Halpin DLRCC, Cllr Deirdre Kingston (DLRC). They are pictured here with Anne Devine (DLRCC)be  and Clara Clarke (S2S).

The purpose of the walk was to allow the Councillors to acquaint themselves with the challenges and opportunities that the project presents in the context of the new study of the project which is being undertaken by the National Transport Authority. Members of the group expressed their support for the project, citing its attractions as a public amenity and facility for commuter and leisure cyclists. Its potential to provide members of the community and visitors with the possibility of enjoying the Bay and it birdlife without having to walk on the beach and disturb the birds. Some saw it as presenting a new beginning for Dublin and its relationship to the Bay.

Everyone is anxious to see the outcome of the study by the National Transport Authority but there is as yet no indication as to when it will be published.