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19/10/2018

Key cross-border greenway scheme for Strabane unveiled

Words: Roger Milne
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Proposals for a new cross-border Greenway scheme providing a shared cycling and walking route linking Strabane in County Tyrone to Lifford in County Donegal go on display next week.

The two neighbouring local authorities – Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council – are planning to construct a segregated shared looped cycle route connecting some of the key residential, commercial and civic centres in the two towns.

The Strabane-to-Lifford route forms part of a project involving three routes, which once completed will comprise 46.5 kilometres of new cross-border greenway that will help reduce carbon emissions by encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home.

The North West Greenway Network communications manager, Ronan Gallagher, said: “Both councils are working closely as part of the North West City Region.

“Working in partnership it is our joint goal to strengthen and improve existing cross border transportation links, including cycling and walking routes, while supporting the development of new links to enable spatial and economic development in both Strabane and Lifford.

“We are very confident that the emerging design will help to transform how people move between the two towns.”

Formal planning applications will be lodged later this year. It is hoped that construction could start by the end of 2019.

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