Funding of €14,870,000 has been allocated to Fingal County Council for walking and cycling facilities, the National Transport Authority has announced.
Fine Gael TD for Fingal Alan Farrell said the funding “will greatly benefit commuters and leisure seekers alike.”
Deputy Farrell said: “I am delighted that Fingal County Council has been awarded funding which is part of an overall total of €240 million allocated to support 448 sustainable transport projects across the country.
“These projects will benefit numerous projects across the Fingal area and include:
- Donabate Estuary Walking and cycling route, Broadmeadow Way €750,000
- S2S Extension Sutton to Malahide €310,000
- Royal Canal Cycle Route – entire Fingal route €400,000
- Harry Reynolds Road Cycle Track €1,600,000
- Snugborough Road N3 Overbridge (Part-Funded) €2,000,000
- Swords Cycle Network €100,000
- Schools Streets Fingal Pilots €150,000
- Donabate Bridge €400,000
- Bicycle Parking (COVID) €125,000
- Safe to Schools Programme – infrastructure €100,000
- 2020 Stimulus Programme – Contractual Liability €4,000,000
- Churchfield Road €2,000,000
- Snugborough Rd – National Aquatic Centre to Ongar €100,000
- Baldoyle to Howth €1,000,000
- Dublin Road to Dublin Street Baldoyle €1,000,000
- Donabate Hearse Rd/Main St/Portrane Rd (Link 1 & Link 2) €100,000
- Damastown to Clonsilla Cycle Route incl. N3 bridge €150,000
- Clonee to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre €100,000
- Swords Estuary to Rathbeale Rd €100,000
- Malahide (Main St) to Swords (Brackenstown Rd) €100,000
- Forest Rd to Swords Main Street €100,000
- Bus Related infrastructure (interchange, little pace Road) €85,000
- R132 Design (junctions) €100,000
Deputy Farrell says that “Covid-19 has given many of us a newfound appreciation of outdoor spaces so funding which enhances those amenities in Dublin Fingal is much welcome.
“The funding will be used for a range of works such as road improvements which include segregated cycling lanes and widened footpaths, pedestrian crossings, upgrades to existing cycle schemes and other improvements to outdoor spaces.
“I am sure these facilities will be much used by in their communities.
“The National Transport Authority will oversee and support these projects, with the state agency ensuring that they are age friendly, accessible and that optimal use can be achieved by people of all ages and abilities.”