Whilst work is underway to explore funding to complete upgrade of the North Down Coastal Path, wider plans for a Ards and North Down Greenway have also been announced, linking paths to deliver a Borough wide network.
|Councillor Muir at Kinnegar when leading a previous |
cycle ride from Holywood to Belfast
With the route now upgraded the entire way from Seahill to Bangor many people can be found enjoying the path especially with the arrival of brighter nights and improving weather. Whether it’s walkers, runners, those exercising their dogs or, where permissible and safe to do so at a leisurely pace, cyclists, success of this shared path is something to celebrate.
|Leading Pink Pedal Cycle in 2015|
|With campaigner Louis O'Keeffe discussing plans for |
path from Donaghadee to Newtownard
Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Community and Wellbeing Committee approved plans for a wider Ards and North Down Greenway at their meeting on Wednesday 13 April 2016.
I am delighted to see Council considering such an ambitious scheme which would link together the Comber Greenway with the North Down Coastal Path, providing an amazingly attractive network of routes for sustainable transport and leisurely walks across the Borough which would provide both health and economic benefits. I previously managed to secure a Ministerial meeting to discuss re-opening the old Railway Line from Donaghadee to Newtownards for both walking and cycling and intend to work hard to see such positive and forward looking plans progressed.