€2.4 million has been allocated by the Government to fund cycling and walking projects across South Dublin County Council said Cllr. Brian Lawlor.
Cllr. Lawlor said: “€2.4m in funding is being made available for walking and cycling as part of the Government’s July Stimulus Plan. It is designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Walking and cycling has become all the more important across the country as people are avoiding public transport due to COVID-19,” said Cllr. Lawlor.
“Funding is being provided for cycle track maintenance along Ballycullen Road, Firhouse Road and the Outer Ring Road around Tallaght,” Cllr. Lawlor explained.
“Over a half a million is being provided for footpath repairs in Tallaght, Templeogue, Rathfarnham and Firhouse. People are going to see early results from this funding. The allocations have been made solely for design and works which can be completed by the end of November 2020,” said Cllr. Lawlor. “All in South Dublin County Council is going to receive €2.4 million in funding from the National Transport Authority to improve walking and cycling infrastructure around our area,” concluded Cllr. Brian Lawlor.