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NTA allocates over €123.8m to Active Travel schemes across Dublin

A CGI of part of the Dodder Greenway and Flood Defence Project - Herbert Park to Donnybrook Road

Minister Eamon Ryan today confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to Ireland’s local authorities with a view to spending €290m on walking and cycling infrastructure in 2023. €123.8m is being made available in 2023 towards the delivery of Active Travel schemes across Dublin.

The national investment will fund approximately 1,200 Active Travel projects, contributing to the development of almost 1,000km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure across the country by 2025. This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings.

In total, the 2023 fund allocation for Active Travel will allow for the progression of 387 projects in the Greater Dublin Area, 250 across other regional cities and a further 502 projects across rural Ireland.

Among the Active Travel projects receiving funding in Dublin are:

Project                                                                                    Council                                                                                 Allocation

Dodder Greenway Herbert Park                                  Dublin City Council                                                         €3,700,000

Killinarden Park and Greenway Scheme                  South Dublin County Council                                     €2,000,000

Harry Reynolds Road Cycleway in Balbriggan       Fingal County Council                                                    €1,700,000

Stillorgan Park Road Active Travel Scheme            Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council             €3,000,000

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD said: “Continuous and substantial funding for active travel across the vountry is a key commitment in the Programme for Government and a cornerstone of our Transport Strategies.

“Last year, all of the money allocated was drawn down by local authorities and I am confident that the same will happen this year.

“This will mean that communities across the country will be better connected with safe and people friendly corridors to visit friends, go to the shops, or cycle or walk to school, sports training or other activities.”

“People very often think that Greenways, cycle-ways or walkways are primarily tourism amenities. Of course, they serve that purpose really well, but first and foremost they are about local people and improving local life, connecting suburbs, local villages or townlands that have often become disconnected from one another because of busy and dangerous roads.”

The full list of Active Travel projects receiving funding can be found on: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/publications/active-travel-investment-grants-2023-allocations/

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