Dublin City Council has launched the Tolka Valley Greenway. The Greenway is a 4km off-road cycling and walking route which links Glasnevin, Cabra, Finglas and Ashtown. It is part of a €4.1 million, 18.2 hectare extension to Tolka Valley Park. It features wetlands, parklands and walkways and has almost doubled the size of Tolka Valley Park.
“It’s part of Dublin’s expanding network of cycle facilities. Facilities like this, the Grand Canal Way Cycle Route and dublinbikes have played a big part in growing cycle numbers in the city. The Greenway and this wonderful park are a great recreation area for locals and the wider community and are sure to draw people to the area,” says Cllr Dr. Bill Tormey.
Tolka Valley is the latest addition to Dublin City Council’s network of ‘Greenway’ off-road cycle routes. The council launched the Grand Canal Way Cycle Route last year and this is now used by well over 2,000 cyclists on a typical working day. It has also attracted walkers, adding to the Grand Canal’s amenity value. Planning permission was granted this May for a 2km section of the 22km Sutton to Sandycove coastal route. Dublin City Council is also working on the development of future Greenways along the Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Tolka Valleyand the River Dodder.