PEOPLE are being asked
for their opinions on the best routes for a proposed
new greenway linking Muff and Derry.
Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane
District Council are seeking the public's views on a
series of route options being appraised for the
North West Greenway Network.
Two public consultation days will be held to
A greenway is a dedicated cycling and walking route,
either off road (traffic free) or on road within
part of the verge or footway, but segregated from
The Muff to Derry section is known as Route 2 and is
among three routes being developed as part of the
North West Greenway Network. On completion, the
three routes will deliver 46.5 km of new
cross-border greenway that will help reduce carbon
emissions by encouraging commuters to leave their
cars at home. The €18 million project is to be
part-funded by EU money.
Programme manager Jonathan Henderson said: "We would
strongly encourage everybody to get involved and
feed into the process as much as possible in order
to contribute to shaping and informing development
in their region."
The public consultation days will take place on
Wednesday, May 23, in Hollybush Primary School,
Culmore, Derry from 2pm to 8pm and the following day
in Muff Community Hall from 2pm to 8pm.
Those unable to attend can have their say via
Twitter @nwgreenway and Facebook @nwgreenway.
You can also share your views by email at
The proposed North West routes are as follows:
Route 1: Derry via Pennyburn and Bridgend border
crossing to Buncrana/Letterkenny via Tooban junction
32.5km (this includes linking Inch Nature Reserve to
Route 2: Muff village to Derry via Culmore and Muff
border crossing and Culmore 10.5km
Route 3: Strabane to Lifford via Lifford Bridge