The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD (@paschald) recently visited the Boyne Greenway, Co. Meath, as part of a series of Greenway visits he will be conducting across Ireland.
The Boyne Greenway features over 900m of 100% recycled Ecoplastic boardwalk, which is the largest such structure in Europe.
“Providing for sustainable transport projects, such as Greenways, is an investment in our future, in our nation’s physical and mental health and in our environment. The National Cycle Network will see approximately €23.5 million allocated over a five–year period 2012–2016 to fund large scale projects, such as this.” said the Minister
Ecoplastic are already working with stakeholders on other Greenway projects around the country – as well as in the UK and Europe – to bring the benefits of using recycled plastic as a construction material to the fore.
“Greenways act as an incentive for local residents to get out and about in the fresh air and as a draw for visitors from near–by and further afield. The success of the Great Western Greenway in Mayo demonstrates the impact this sort of infrastructural investment can have on an area and the benefits it can bring to local communities” he added.
Ecoplastic’s maintenance free, rot proof boardwalk is the perfect eco–sustainable compliment to cycle and recreational trails which promote healthy lifestyles.