Questions asked over maintenance of Lock Quay to UL route

Green Party councillor Séan Hartigan at the Plassey Bank on the River Shannon.

GREEN Party councillor Seán Hartigan has questioned the Council over what department is responsible for maintenance of an active travel scheme in the city.

Councillor Hartigan was questioning the maintenance of the smarter travel path connecting Lock Quay and Corbally with the boat club at UL.

He also wanted to know what financial resources are available for this maintenance.

In response, Senior Executive Engineer Mike Richardson explained that the Council recently met internally with the Active Travel and the Environment, Recreation, and Climate Change Departments to discuss the maintenance of the Metropolitan Greenway routes.

“It has been agreed that the Roads Department will maintain any of the roads infrastructural elements and the Parks section will maintain the greens, hedges, and recreational elements of these greenways.”

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The canal shared surface path is a walking and cycling route connecting Shannon Fields in Corbally to University of Limerick and the City Centre.

The route is a well used leisure amenity in addition to an important commuter route for those living and working in Castletroy, Corbally and the City Centre.

The path is monitored by CCTV, is cycling, walking and buggy friendly, and hosts bicycle parking, benches and bike parking.