Key responsibilities include:
- Oversee the development of Greenways projects funded by the Department;
- implement the Greenways strategy; and
- Monitor capital spending on Greenways.
The Greenways Strategy - Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways - was launched on 20th July 2018. Here is a link to view the Irish version of the Greenways Strategy - Stratéis d'Fhorbairt na nGlasbhealaí Náisiúnta agus Réigiúnacha Amach Anseo .
This is a long term Strategy with the aim of increasing the number, length and regional spread of greenways across the country. It sets out guidance to project promoters on matters including strategic nature, length, design standards, accommodation works and early consultation with communities and land owners along proposed routes. The Strategy sets out the general high-level criteria of what we think makes for a good Greenway, one that is Scenic, provides access to things to See and Do, is Sustainable, Substantially Segregated and Shared Use, and/or Strategic. This is based on both Fáilte Ireland research and experience on the ground of what has and has not worked with regard to previous investment.
Further information on the Greenways Strategy is also available at the following links:
- Greenways Strategy Outline Funding Criteria;
- Greenways and Cycle Routes Ancillary Infrastructure Guidelines;
- Great Outdoors: A Guide for Accessibility
- Greenway Design and Brand Guidelines; and
- TII Standard.
For further information, you can contact the division on:
Postal Address: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60