Royal Canal Urban Greenway Welcome Message

Royal Canal Urban Greenway water view

Thank you for taking the time to visit our online public consultation for the Royal Canal Urban Greenway

The objective of this scheme is to deliver a proposed high quality, peaceful and safe Greenway route which will serve Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and the wider Dublin 15 area.

The proposed Urban Greenway will encourage recreation while offering an attractive alternative transport choice for school children and commuters, bringing significant environmental, economic and health benefits to the wider community.

Conscious of the special place that the Royal Canal holds within the community, and its designation as a protected structure, the Urban Greenway aims to protect and enhance the existing environment along the corridor.

Key Features of the proposed scheme

  • Respects environment and heritage
  • Improves recreation & tourist attraction
  • Improves connectivity
  • Sustainable links to Train Stations & buses
  • Links to cycle network
  • Safe pedestrian/cycle route

An Emerging Preferred Route for the scheme was first published by Fingal County Council in late 2019. At that time members of the public were invited to submit their comments and observations on the Preferred Route, via the Fingal County Council Consultation Portal. Over 590 submissions were received and the observations they contained have been taken into consideration as we move forward with this scheme.

What's happening now?

Stage 2 of the public consultation process ended at 23.59hrs on July 7th 2021. Consideration will now be given to the feedback received and adjustments made where appropriate.