People before Profit Alliance Councillor Gino Kenny has called on South Dublin County Council to make accessibility to the Grand Canal Pathway more accessible for the people of South West Clondalkin.
The Grand Canal Green Route which was opened in 2010 and runs for approximately nine kilometers. Residents of the areas who live adjacent to the Grand Canal submitted a petition to the council last year asking the council to consider building a more direct footpath that would connect the estates to the Grand Canal Green Route.
Councillor Kenny said” I have tabled a number of motions to the Clondalkin Area Committee calling on the council to consider building a path that would that would make accessibility to the Grand Canal Green Route more accessible for the people of the area. There are pedestrian entries on the Outer ring and the Fonthill Road to the Canal but these are too far apart from some estates in Bawnogue.
The Grand Canal Green Route is a fantastic amenity with more and more people unitizing their bicycles and walking, so it seems strange that when building an amenity such as this they never thought of building a footpath that can be easily accessed for people with bicycles, prams or wheelchairs from the locality”