Campaign to save Fairview Park trees claims success
Just 10 of 64 trees which were originally planned to be felled will now go, group says
Trees lining the roadway at Fairview park, which were earmarked for felling by Dublin City Council to make way for a cycle path. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times
The “Save Fairview Trees” initiative had been inspired to act when it emerged a planned cycle route running through the area, threatened 64 trees in its path.
Just 10 are now to be removed.
The group said the campaign drew support from the local business community, cyclist lobby groups, a number of local politicians and residents of Fairview, Marino, Clontarf, Ballybough, North Strand and Clontarf.
“Officials have now to go back to the drawing board and present a plan that will be accepted by all interest groups,” said local councillor Nial Ring, one of those who supported the objections.
“The safety of cyclists, the retention of the facilities in Fairview Park for the local community and ensuring that whatever plan is agreed will not impact on local businesses must be the criteria for any new proposal,” he said.