On Monday Wicklow County Council approved the two new cycle lanes from the Harbour to the South Beach and one from the Harbour to the North entrance to the town. These provide cycle lanes, improved footpaths and road surfaces. There is also a roundabout at Blacklion to replace the traffic lights and this is expected to reduce traffic congestion. Following some requests by Councillors at the last Town Council meeting changes were made including some extra parking at Blacklion.
The section along the seafront to the harbour is funded and will be done this year while funding will be sought for the harbour to Redford next year now that the scheme has been approved. The potholed Church Road is also to be resurfaced this year. I welcome these improvements to the cycling and pedestrian facilities as we need to encourage more cycling and walking especially by schoolchildren.
FG Councillors Derek Mitchell, George Jones and Grainne McLoughlin voted for this while Cllr Tom Fortune (Labour) was not present.