Over 40 objections were also made by local residents.
Councillors in Westmeath have rejected plans to extend a cycleway in the county.
The local authority planned to add 380m to the Northern Cycle route linking Levington Cross to Scragh Bog car park.
More than 40 objections were also made by local residents during the consultation process.
Fianna Fail Councillor Aoife Davitt has an alternative proposal: