THE Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Sarah Holland, has welcomed EU investment into the Dodder Greenway Project to the tune of €1.5 million.
The funding will be matched by South Dublin City Council and will be used to work on two specific sections of the greenway, from Firhouse to Wellington Lane and from Springfield Avenue to Springfield Road, and will include a new bridge at Bushy Park.
Cllr Holland said: “Councillors in the Sinn Féin led Progressive Alliance have voted year on year to add significant investment to this important project.
“I very much welcome this grant assistance that will complete a large chunk of the Dodder Greenway.
Cllr Holland added: “The Dodder Valley is one of the beautiful features of our county, and the cycleway will help take cars off the road and improve traffic flow.”
The investment into the Dodder Greenway complements the recent refurbishment of Rathfarnham Castle and the upcoming Grange Road cycleway improvement plans that is currently out for public consultation.
The refurbishment plans will include a new plaza at the entrance to St Enda’s Park as part of the Rathfarnham Village regeneration scheme.