Minister welcomes €17m for cycle lanes and footpaths 

by Gazette Reporter
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Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman  has welcomed €17 million investment to support the delivery of walking and cycling infrastructure across Fingal.

The investment is part of an overall spending of €290m for approximately 1,200 active travel schemes nationwide and has been announced under the National Transport Authority (NTA) Active Travel Investment Grants for 2023.

The funding will support the development of segregated cycle lanes, widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges and new pedestrian crossings.

Welcoming the funding for Fingal projects, Minister Roderic O’Gorman TD said: “I am delighted that more than €17m is being allocated to support the delivery of cycle lanes, wider footpaths, and the delivery of more safe routes to school projects and school zones across Dublin 15. Having seen the benefit of these projects like the one at St. Philip the Apostle National School in Mountview, these projects will make it easier for our children to cycle to school safely, taking cars off the road and reducing traffic.

Spending on cycle lanes and footpaths has increased more than six-fold since the Green Party entered government. That’s the sort of change voters asked for and we are delivering on our promise.”

The below projects are noted active travel schemes for Dublin West and nearby surrounding area allocated funding under the 2023 allocations.

  • Royal Canal Cycle Route including Deep Sinking Coolmine
  • Church Fields Link Road
  • National Aquativ Centre to Ongar Village
  • Damastown to Clonsilla Cycle Route
  • Clonee to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
  • Castleknock to Dunsink Lane
  • Harstown/Huntstown/Mountview Road
  • St. Luke’s Tyrrellstown D15
  • Scoil Choilm CNS
  • Scoil Ghrainne CNS
  • Scoil Choilm CNS
  • Castaheany ETNS
  • St. Benedict’s N.S.
  • Ladyswell N.S
  • St. Patrick’s N.S. Diswellstown
  •  St. Catherine’s Park Boardwalk
  •   Active Travel scheme Castleknock to Blanchardstown via Farmleigh

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