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.
The 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.