There may be a need to impose compulsorary purchase orders, CPOs, along main roadways for cycle/ greenways if the long anticipated Clew Bay Looped Trail is to be delivered any time soon. That’s the view of Westport based Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn.
The councillor raised the issue at a recent Tourism Special Policy Committee of Mayo County Council.
He suggested that the “permissible access “ means of acquiring routes for greenways in the county to date, may no longer be the best way forward. He argued that the process appears to be taking too long, if you consider that the new Murrisk to Bertra greenway is underway now for five years, and not completed.
He called on Mayo County Council to outline to the Tourism Committee by next month definitive times lines for the delivery of a greenway/ cycle route from Murrisk to Louisburg and on out to Roonagh Pier, where local ferry companies are open and willing to add new routes to facilitate the Clew Bay looped trail from Roonagh pier across to Achill.
Cllr Flynn has been outlining his concerns to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley