1. Greenways Survey

Newry, Mourne and Down Council has been successful in securing funding from the Department of Infrastructure to produce 3 feasibility studies to assess the potential of developing 3 Greenways within the Council area.

The 3 Greenways to be developed are:
1. Downpatrick to Comber along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (in conjunction with Ards and North Down Council). The approximate distance is 29km.
2. Downpatrick to Newcastle along the former Belfast and County Down Railway, an approximate distance of 21km.
3. Downpatrick to Ardglass along the former Belfast and County Down Railway, an approximate distance of 13 km.

The new Greenways will link to existing sections of Greenway in Northern Ireland, for example the existing Comber Greenway and the currently under construction Connswater Community Greenway thereby opening up a large part of South and East Belfast to the proposed route. This will create an accessible link from Downpatrick to Newcastle, Ardglass and Comber.

Newry Mourne and Down District Council is currently undertaking feasibility studies to assess the potential to develop these Greenways and is thus seeking your views on their potential development.

* 1. Group Name? (an answer must be provided)

* 2. Respondent Name? (an answer must be provided)

* 3. Which of the following Greenways would you like to see developed? [please select relevant Greenway(s) from options list below]

  Yes No 
Downpatrick to Comber along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (29km)
Downpatrick to Newcastle along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (21km) 
Downpatrick to Ardglass along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (13km)

* 4. If the Greenways were developed would you use them? [please select relevant Greenway(s) from options list below]

  Yes No 
Downpatrick to Comber along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (29km)
Downpatrick to Newcastle along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (21km) 
Downpatrick to Ardglass along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (13km)

* 5. How far would you be willing to travel to use the Greenways? [please select distance options for relevant Greenway(s) list below]

  wouldn't be willing to travel  0 - 2km 3 - 5km 6 - 10km 11 - 15km 16 - 20km 21km +
Downpatrick to Comber along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (29km)
Downpatrick to Newcastle along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (21km) 
Downpatrick to Ardglass along the former Belfast and County Down Railway (13km)

* 6. If yes, what would you use the newly developed Greenways for? [please select 'Yes' or 'No' from below]

  Yes No 
Recreation Activities - Walking 
Recreation Activities - Cycling 
Recreation Activities - Running / Jogging 
Commuting (to and from work)
Accessing nearby services 
Connecting with different areas (towns, villages, places of interest)

* 7. How many times would you use the Greenway? [please select the number of times per day, week, month etc]

  1 2 3 4 5 5+
Per Day
Per Week
Per Month
Per Quarter
Per Annum

* 8. On average what distance would you travel on the Greenway? [please select distance from option list below]

  Yes  No 
0 - 1km
2 - 5km
6 - 10km 
11 - 15km
16 - 20km 
21 - 25km 
25km +

* 9. On what days / times would you be likely to use the Greenway? [please select from option list below]

  Morning  Afternoon  Evening 
Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 

* 10. Who would you use the Greenway with? [please select from option list below]

  Yes No 
Alone 
Friends 
Family 
Group

* 11. Would you see the Greenway as: [please select 'Yes' or 'No' from the option list below]

  Yes No 
An alternate means of travel to more traditional means like car / bus etc?
A possible safe passage for young people travelling to activities / schools / sports clubs along the route?
A means of promoting the area and the local communities through cultural and natural tourism? 

* 12. Please provide your contact details if you would like to be in further consultation / engagement regarding these Greenway developments?  (an answer is optional, but preferable)

* 13. What is your preferred method of consultation / engagement ? [please rank for each option below]

* 14. Please use the space below to make suggestions as to what could be made available along the Greenways to encourage interaction and interpretation?

* 15. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey - please use the space below to make any additional comments regarding the proposed development of the 3 Greenways.

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