The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today allocated funds to Ireland’s local authorities for walking and cycling infrastructure in 2024.
This investment will fund approximately 800 Active Travel projects, contributing to the development of 1,000km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure across the country between 2020 and 2025.
Total expenditure on NTA Active Travel funded projects since 2020 will exceed €1Billion during 2024, with over 600km delivered to date.
This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings.
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This investment includes over €5m for Active Travel Projects and Bus Stop Development in Louth and East Meath.
Key local projects include:
Welcoming the announcement, local TD Fergus O’Dowd said “It is essential that we really get to grips with our active travel requirements in order to develop and build sustainable communities.
“The development of improved walking and cycleway infrastructure is a practical and effective way of reducing the number of vehicles on our roads.
O’Dowd added “By prioritising pedestrian and cycling infrastructure we create safer and more accessible communities for all members of society, regardless of age or ability.
“We must create an environment where parents feel confident to let their children walk or cycle to and from school and I’m delighted to see a number of schools locally will see significant funding for their Safe Route to School plans.”