Have your say on Glens of Antrim Greenway idea

Have your say on Glens of Antrim Greenway idea

Fri, May 04, 2018

A series of community consultation events will take place this month to gather views and ideas for a potential new greenway that could connect Ballymena to Cushendall.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is working with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the sustainable transport charity Sustrans on the initiative.

The ideas and information garnered from the events will influence a feasibility study of the route currently being undertaken by Sustrans.

Greenways are traffic-free routes designed for non-motorised use, to connect people and communities from all kinds of destinations for commuting, everyday journeys or leisure and recreation.

Speaking ahead of the community consultation events, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “This exciting project is still at the conceptual stage so it is very important that members of the community take this opportunity to share their ideas and thoughts. I would urge everyone with an interest in the development of a greenway in the area to attend a consultation event.”

All the potential options along corridor between Ballymena and Cushendall, including a possible connection to Broughshane, are being explored.  There may be some sections where utilising some of the bed of the former Red Bay Railway that ran from Ballymena to Retreat is possible.  Other sections will require alternative solutions. 

The consultation events will take place as follows:

15th May 7.30pm-9pm – Ballymena Showgrounds

17th May 7.30pm-9pm – Broughshane House, Main Street, Broughshane

22nd May 7.30pm-9pm – Glenravel Parish Centre, Glenravel Road, Martinstown

24th May 7.30pm-9pm – Cushendall Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall

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