How we can create 5,000 jobs quickly in the Irish tourism sector.

 

We need to create a linked system of cycling and walking trails in Ireland, making Ireland a destination of choice for cycling and walking tourists from all over the world.

 

We should utilise the canal and waterways towpaths, disused railway lines and minor country lanes to link our ports and airports, along with our principal cities, to the rest of the country and to create such a network. This can be done easily and at small cost, and will repay the initial investment several times over in the first year alone.

 

An added benefit will be provision of cycling commuter routes and safe trails for leisure and family users in all locations served by the network.

 

Over 5,000 sustainable jobs can be created at little cost in the tourism and leisure field.