The distance between Omeath village and Newry City is 11.5 km, a reasonable commuting distance for cyclists travelling at approximately 19 km per hour, giving a journey time of approximately 35 minutes. The distance between Carlingford village and Newry City is 19.1 km which is an achievable commute for seasoned cyclists, giving a journey time of approximately 1 hour.
The main objective, or change sought, is to enable more sustainable mobility on a cross-border basis resulting in reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions. Currently 2.7% of cross-border commuters journey to/from work by cycling or walking. The INTERREG Programme specific outputs aim to increase the number of users from the existing 2.7% to 10% over a 3 year period post completion of the Greenway. The key modal shift objective is to increase the number of cross border commuters travelling to work or education by bicycle/on foot using the Carlingford Lough Greenway from a zero base to 150 people on a regular basis equivalent to 30 people on a daily basis over a 3 year period.
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The construction of the Carlingford Lough Greenway project will enable both Councils to build on these figures and thus encourage more cross-border commuters. The change being sought is more sustainable mobility on a cross-border basis resulting in reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions.