Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy today lead a deputation from Culmore Community Partnership and local residents to a meeting with Council officers to discuss in detail the plans and proposals for the new proposed Greenway along the Culmore road which will run from Pennyburn roundabout and join up with the Muff village element of the scheme.
Cllr Duffy explained that she had been contacted by local residents and groups hoping to get a detailed sight of the plans for the scheme. There are a number of concerns about how the greenway would work especially at particular pinch points along the road.
She said “I believe that the overall scheme will be of great benefit to the Culmore area and its Donegal hinterland and will enable cyclists,pedestrians and motorists to get about much more safely. It will also encourage a ‘modal shift’ with more people choosing to cycle and walk instead of always using their cars to get about their daily business.
“Today’s meeting involving the local community Partnership and residents will help to provide information about the plans for the Greenway. There will also be an opportunity for residents to provide useful input and feedback relating to the scheme. We will attempt to iron out any difficulties or problematic areas before the proposed scheme gets underway.
“There has been a huge investment not only from Derry City and Strabane District council but specifically from the European union which has been broadly welcomed across the city and region.
“There are a number of other Greenways currently ready to begin including the Buncrana Road scheme which is to be welcomed. I am also working to ensure that the Culmore greenway project not only enhances the quality of life for all residents from Muff to Pennyburn but also becomes a major infrastructural asset for the whole city and region.