Latest section of Dodder Greenway opens

by Rachel Cunningham
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Dublin City Council recently unveiled the Herbert Park to Donnybrook Road section of the Dodder Greenway, writes Rachel Cunningham.

This section is 480 metres long, completes the pedestrian and cycling link between the Ballsbridge and Donnybrook communities and provides high-quality walk, wheel and cycling amenities along the banks of the River Dodder.

The greenway runs along the northern bank of river Dodder, adjacent to Energia Park (Donnybrook Stadium) and Bective Lawn Tennis Club.

It includes a flood defence wall and river bank erosion protection measures and an improved signalised crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists at Donnybrook Road.

It was officially opened this morning by Councillor Dermot Lacey, representing the Lord Mayor of Dublin, along with the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan. 

“The Dodder River is such a valuable amenity to Dublin City and this greenway opens it up as a linear nature and biodiversity park along its banks,” said Minister for Environment and Transport Eamon Ryan.  

“It means that people along its route can make a safer and attractive choice now to walk, cycle or wheel instead of taking the car.”

Construction on this project began on September 26, 2022 and the route was officially opened to the public last month at an overall project construction cost of €5.6m.

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