This article about a proposed new footpath was written in the Clare Echo.
This is the map of the Bridgetown to O’Brien’s Bridge road, part of the R466 for which we propose a footpath.
The Green Schools committee carried out travel to school questionnaires as part of an environmental review. The results can be seen in the bar charts and pie charts which were displayed in the school. The committee found that children were not cycling or walking to school largely because it was deemed unsafe to do so by their parents. Many cited the busy main road which connects O’Brien’s Bridge and Bridgetown and the number of trucks using the road. It was decided that the issue should be highlighted to local government and support sought for a footpath or cycle lane to encourage walking and cycling in our school community. Letters were sent to local Clare County Counsellors in the Summer term of 2022. Mayor of Clare, Tony O’Brien responded in September 2022 and visited the school to discuss the proposal. He put the motion about a footpath or cycle lane to a county council meeting and the motion was progressed to the next stage.
This is the power point that the girls in 5th and 6th class put together to explain their arguement for a footpath along the R466.