The new developments, which are the third phase of the project, will extend from Newcomen Bridge, North Strand to Cross Guns Bridge, Phibsborough.
The expansion will also include accessible ramps from the canal towpath to all road crossings, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the canal, and a new community plaza, as well as tree planting and the delivery of soft landscaping.
The project is funded by the National Transport Authority and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2025.
The Greenway is one of a number of initiatives by Dublin City Council as part of the Active Travel Network. Over the next 8 years, the Active Travel Network is expected to grow from its existing 10km to a network of 310km across the city.
Waterways Ireland today welcomes the commencement of Phase 3 of the Royal Canal Greenway Dublin section led by @DubCityCouncil which will provide 2.1km of quality cycle and foot paths along the canalhttps://t.co/mHFACZicGS@TFIupdates @IrishRail pic.twitter.com/NQiVxuDQmA— Waterways Ireland (@waterwaysirelan) February 15, 2023
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said: “The best thing about this phase of the Royal Canal Greenway is that it means that there will be a safe and peaceful walking and cycling path stretching from Phibsborough to North Strand, parallel to the busy North Circular Road.”
Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD also welcome the project, calling it “hugely exicting” upgrade for the local area.
Máirín Ó Cuireáin, Dublin Development Manager at Waterways Ireland said: "When complete Phase 3 will link Spencer Dock in Dublin 1 with Maynooth in Co Kildare where the Royal Canal Greenway goes all the way to the Shannon.”