J3673 : New path, Knock River, Belfast (April 2016)

taken 3 years ago, near to Ormeau, Sydenham, Ballymacarret and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

New path, Knock River, Belfast (April 2016)
New path, Knock River, Belfast (April 2016)
An uncompleted path behind Glenhoy Drive, upstream from here J3673 : Connswater Greenway works, Belfast (November 2015. There was no work underway or contractor on site today. The official website’s last comments (16 March 2016) were “In the Dixon Playing Fields area, drainage works are complete and planting has begun” and “Landscaping works continue from Abetta Parade to the Beersbridge Road area as well as in the Dixon Playing Fields.“
The Connswater Greenway, Belfast
A major project involving a neglected river running through east Belfast. Officially described as: “The Connswater Community Greenway is a £32 million investment in East Belfast. The project has been developed by the East Belfast Partnership and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development.
The Connswater Community Greenway will create a 9km [5½ miles] linear park through East Belfast, following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces and remediating the Connswater River itself. The Greenway will reconnect the communities of East Belfast and restore the rivers as community assets. It will create vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland for leisure, recreation and community events and activities”.

An announcement, on 2 July 2013, included the following “Summer 2013 construction of the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway Project will begin with work taking place in Orangefield and Victoria Parks. One of the key elements of work in Victoria Park is a new bridge link from Victoria Park to Airport Road”.

An official press release dated 19 August 2014 contains the following: “The final phase of the Connswater Community Greenway will begin later this year and will include; a C.S. Lewis themed public square at Holywood Arches, public art, new play areas, improvements to the rivers, flood defences, lighting, benches, landscaping, planting and 13kms of new paths for walking and cycling.”
This is the link to the official Connswater Greenway website LinkExternal link
The Knock River, Belfast

A short river in east Belfast. It rises near Stormont and merges with the Loop River, near Con O’Neill’s bridge, to form the Connswater.
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Monday, 25 April, 2016   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 April, 2016
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Paths  Construction, Development 
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Construction 
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Belfast 
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Irish: geotagged! J 366 733 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.3963N 5:53.2554W
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