Great Western Greenway - Newport Town - Public Consultation No. 2 - Proposed Options - December 2022

Closed14 Dec, 2022, 1:30pm - 11 Jan, 2023, 8:00am

Great Western Greenway - Newport Town

Public Consultation No. 2 – Proposed Options

December 2022


Mayo County Council’s National Roads Office, in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), is proposing to improve the Great Western Greenway through Newport Town.

Mayo County Council invites residents of the local area, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in Public Consultation No. 2 - Proposed Options for the Great Western Greenway - Newport Town project, which will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2022 in Hotel Newport, Newport from 1:30pm to 6:30pm.

Your participation in this consultation is important and we would value any feedback which you think should be reviewed by the project team to help inform the development of the project.


Project Objectives

The project aims to:

  1. Provide a Greenway through Newport from the proposed (as part of the N59 Newport-Derradda Road Project) Great Western Greenway at Knocknageeha townland to the Great Western Greenway at Kilbride townland.
  2. Provide ancillary infrastructure that gives added value to the route and enhances the user’s practical and emotional experience (e.g. bicycle parking, car parking, trailhead, rest areas, public toilets).
  3. Improve safety for all users of this route with particular emphasis on vulnerable road users.
  4. Connect with key nodes in the area, the town centre, community facilities, businesses, housing developments and schools.
  5. Create a high-quality Greenway of international renown that can promote tourist, recreational and leisure use, as well as for commuting and school trips.
  6. Provide a facility which is Scenic, Sustainable, Strategic, substantially Segregated and Shared use, offering lots to See and do.


Proposed Options

During the first stage of the options selection process, the project team identified a range of options, taking into consideration identified constraints and the feedback received through the first non-statutory public consultation in May 2022. A Preliminary Options Assessment was carried out in accordance with the TII Project Management Guidelines, and the shortlisted Proposed Options have been identified.


Have Your Say

Public Consultation is now open. Mayo County Council wants to hear your views on the Proposed Options to inform the design of the project.


Please examine the Proposed Options and let your comments be known by completing the Questionnaire. The questionnaire is available digitally and can be submitted online on Mayo County Council's Consultation Portal at or alternatively please fill out the enclosed questionnaire and respond by post or scan and email by: Tuesday 10th January 2023.



Further Information



Post:     Great Western Greenway - Newport Town Project Team, National Roads Office,

Mayo County Council, Glenpark House, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 XF40

Phone: (094) 9064321 or (094) 9064315


Please return your questionnaire or complete it digitally on Mayo County Council's

Consultation Portal (  by Tuesday 10th January 2023.



Guide to Process

*Extract taken from the Code of Best Practice for National and Regional Greenways:


15 submissions have raised observations relating to this consultation.


Q1. Do you think the ‘Great Western Greenway - Newport Town’ project is necessary?
Q2. If you live or own property within the study area is it Residential / Commercial / Farm / Other?
Q3. Is your property affected by any of the Proposed Options and how?
Q4. Which Proposed Options are most preferable in your opinion and why?
Q5. Which Proposed Options are least preferable in your opinion and why?
Q6. If you have any other information or comments in relation to the Proposed Options that you want the project team to be aware of please let us know: