Last edited by imported_Déise; 8th August 2009 at 11:35 AM.
It is a great idea. But my cynical self asks if it is fraught with the usual stuff surrounding any infrastructural project? Planning permission... objections from locals.... tendering process.... cost overruns....late delivery.... 5 years later, not one km of track converted. I hope I am wrong and someone takes the initiative. I would really love to see this in operation.
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would it not be a better idea to return them to thir original use , railways .
That is an absolutely fantastic idea.
I have been lamenting the lack of cycleways for years. I used to cycle loads in Germany and I'd say you could go from the north sea to the Alps without ever going on the same road as a car. It's a great passtime and I've always felt sorry for the poor sods who I see on bike holidays in IReland.
One cannot say "Here are our monsters", without immediately turning the monsters into pets.
Raised railway in New York turned into park:
The High Line
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Good idea but a little late. E.g in the West of Ireland the Galway-Clifden and Westport-Achill lines ceased by approx 1939 and were sold off. Much of them have been incorporate into adjoining privately owned land or built over. There are some stretches left, and some of the bridges still intact, but a lot of negotiation would have to be done even to open a pathway across areas that are now privately owned land.