Cork County Council are expected to assign two senior planners to the Midleton Greenway Project, in an effort to turn the old railway link between Midleton and Youghal into a biking and walking trail.
Greenways are traffic free cycle and walking trails, making cycling and walking between towns and villages safer.
This new amenity would not only benefit the towns along the way like Mogeely and Killeagh, it is also hoped that it would benefit the East Cork region encouraging tourists to stay longer in the area.
In Mayo a 42km stretch of disused great western railway extending from Westport to Achill, brought the area back to life since it was opened in July 2011.
East Cork Municipality Chairwoman Mary Linehan Foley said the money is available at national level for the project.
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