Donegal County Council is being asked to improve the safety of a road which is popular with walkers and cyclists on the outskirts of Letterkenny.
The route from Conwal Graveyard to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill is regularly used by exercisers, but pedestrians and cyclists often travel on the hard shoulder due to a lack of footpath.
Cllr Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly has this week called on the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District to provide a facility that extends along the R250.
Cllr Kelly said the route is often used by walkers, cyclists and Letterkenny athletics and cycling clubs. The current footpath from Letterkenny town ends at Conwal Graveyard, and a “proper facility” should be extended to Newmills for safety and wellbeing of the public, Cllr Kelly said.
“People are walking on the hard shoulder and this to me is not safe,” Cllr Kelly said.
Cllr Kelly raised a motion on the matter at the January Municipal District meeting. The response from the council said the facility can considered as part of future Active Travel applications or funding under the Footpath and public lighting programme.