Foyle Road and ‘Line’ survey launched to garner community input on what they want in Derry’s southern riverside gateway

An online survey has been launched to garner public input into how the southern riverside gateway out of Derry to Killea and Carrigans should be best developed.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 1:37 pm

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has said her party launched the survey to get as many views possible on their campaign to revamp the Foyle Road Walkway from the Craigavon Bridge to ‘out the Line’.

The Foyle MLA said: “Colr. Patricia Logue and I have held meetings with the local Council and others and asked them to explore the potential for the area.

“We launched an online survey this week so we could get as much feedback, ideas and suggestions on what people would like to see in the area.

“It is a very short survey and takes just a few minutes to complete.

“It looks at the lack of lighting on this greenway and why people would avoid this area at night-time due to health and safety concerns. Also, thoughts on what is the type of new housing that best fits the needs of residents and the community.”

New lights in the ill-lit Bay Road park and on Foyle Road in Derry will improve women’s safetyLast week Ms. Mullan called for integrated Foyle Road and Brandywell development prioritising targeted housing, proper use of green space and improvement of ‘the Line’ public path and greenway.

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon recently agreed with Ms. Mullan that better lighting of ill-lit areas such as the Foyle Road and the Bay Road at the opposite end of the city would make them safer and more attractive public spaces for citizens to enjoy.

Ms. Mullan said: “There are also questions about the need for more dog bins, facilities for fishing, Improved landscaping and a cycle lane. The survey can be found on my Facebook page Karen Mullan MLA.”