Monaghan town developed a Walking & Cycling Strategy in 2012, and since then has been working towards implementing the recommendations from the Strategy.
Our flagship project is the Ulster Canal Greenway, which will re-open the tow path of the canal to walkers and cyclists. The canal’s route takes it right through the town centre, as well as through the biggest residential area in the town (Mullaghmatt). It also passes very close to most of the schools, including the new Education Campus on the Armagh Road.
The town phase of the Greenway will be complete by the end of 2013. It is planned then to use it as a central spine into which will be connected cycle lanes which will connect the Greenway up to the key places people wish to access, such schools, businesses and the town centre.
As well as physical infrastructure, we will be collaborating with the schools to promote walking and cycling to students and their parents (and also to their teachers!), and with local businesses, both to promote active travel to their staff, but just as importantly, to facilitate customers who visit their premises on foot or by bike.
Check back here regularly for news of our latest initiatives.