Waterford Greenway


What is a Greenway

A Greenway is a long, narrow piece of land, often used for recreation and pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The term greenway comes from the “green” in green belt and the “way” in parkway implying a recreational or pedestrian use rather than a typical street corridor, as well as an emphasis on introducing or maintaining vegetation, in a location where such vegetation is otherwise lacking.

Some greenways are created for recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, in-line skating, jogging, running, and strolling. They also provide a means of getting from place to place without a car: to school, a friend’s home, the library, a restaurant, or work, to name a few destinations. Greenways are safer alternatives to streets because they separate the user from road vehicles. They also provide a more aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for the user. Because they are located away from roads and direct fumes from traffic, the air quality along greenways is better and “noise pollution” is diminished. Waterford GreenwayThe Waterford Greenway is a high quality 3-metre wide, tarmacadam surface cycle / walkway – 46km long (42km from WIT) Waterford City to Dungarvan, County Waterford. The route follows the former Waterford to Dungarvan Railway line.