€22.4m in funding to support walking and cycling infrastructure

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Local TD for Dublin Mid West Emer Higgins has welcomed news that €22.4m in funding has been granted to South Dublin County Council to support the rollout of walking and cycling infrastructure in 2024.

“Among the projects that received funding are the Grand Canal to Lucan Urban Greenway, which is a joint project between South Dublin City Council (SDCC) and the National Transport Authority (NTA) providing  4.2km of  shared pathways, pedestrian and cycle facilities connecting the Grand Canal to Lucan village, with a funding of €1.1 million, the Clonburris Southern Link Street, with a funding of €3 million and Schools Infrastructure projects in Clondalkin and Palmerstown with a funding of €200,000 each” stated Higgins.

Higgins said “I am delighted to welcome this investment to our area and I look forward to seeing the positive impact of these projects in our community”.

The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD, Minister of State Jack Chambers TD and National Transport Authority (NTA) Deputy CEO Hugh Creegan made the announcement this week that €290m in funding will be provided to local authorities across Ireland to support the rollout of walking and cycling infrastructure in 2024. This latest allocation means 2024 will be the year that the Government’s total investment for active travel infrastructure since 2020 will hit the €1bn mark. This investment has seen more than 600km of cycling, walking and wheeling infrastructure delivered since 2020 under the NTA Active Travel Programme.  

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