Council Rejects Walkway/Cycleway On N74

Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Tipperary Town. Image © Tipp Mid West Radio

Councillors in the Tipp Cahir Cashel also discussed a proposal from Cllr Michael Fitzgerald to create walkway/cycleway from the Monument at Ballyhurst to St Michael’s cemetery in Tipperary Town.

The idea has been rejected by the council on grounds that Transport Infrastructure Ireland are unlikely to approve or fund such a route along the N74 for safety and cost reasons primarily.

The speed limit on the road is 80km/h and the provision of this infrastructure would require significant land and property acquisition to get the required safe set back from the road.

There are also some major constraints on the route that the council feels makes it unfeasible.

A scheme of this nature does not come under the remit of the National Transport Authority as it is outside the urban 50km/h zone.

The council will be providing footpaths in conjunction with the N74 Fr Mathew Street Improvement Scheme including a footpath between St Michael’s Cemetery and the east end of the scheme on the Cashel approach.