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    ‘Every Turn of the Wheel is a Revolution’: Towards the Development of a Cross-Border Greenways and Cycle-Route Network in the Irish Border Region


    McClelland, Andrew (2016) ‘Every Turn of the Wheel is a Revolution’: Towards the Development of a Cross-Border Greenways and Cycle-Route Network in the Irish Border Region. Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland, 5. pp. 20-33. ISSN 9781906879167

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    Abstract

    The multiple socio-economic benefits ascribed to cycling are increasingly recognised by politicians and policymakers on the island of Ireland. Although a network of greenways and long-distance cycle routes are under construction in many urban and rural areas, harnessing the numerous opportunities in the Irish border region remains under-developed. To progress the development of cycling infrastructure in the border region, it is asserted that local and national policy frameworks require strengthening and integration; that strategic coordination and master-planning processes should be initiated; and, innovative funding mechanisms are needed to enable on-the-ground delivery. Improved cross-border connectivity is considered a critical component in realising the promised ‘cycling revolution’ on the island.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; Cross-Border; Greenways; Cycle-Route Networks; Irish Border Region; cycling; Northern Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 9327
    Depositing User: Andrew McClelland
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 16:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland
    Publisher: International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD)
    Refereed: No
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