NTA Active Travel Grants will see nearly €12m invested in Fingal  

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Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has said that the NTA’s announcement of Active Travel Investment Grants will bring close to €12 million to Dublin Fingal.

Deputy Farrell said: “This funding will allow us to build stronger, safer, communities, that meet the needs of our communities, boost tourism and make our towns and villages more liveable.”

“Just under €12 million will be invested in Dublin Fingal, through Active Travel Grants, in 2023. This will contribute the development, construction and progression of walk and cycle ways across Fingal. This will help us to deliver local amenities that will provide safe and comfortable ways to get to shops, schools, sports clubs and more.”

Deputy Farrell continued, “A total of 36 projects in Dublin Fingal will benefit from this funding, this year. Some of the projects include:

  • Broadmeadow Estuary Cycle & Pedestrian Bridge – €800,000.
  • Harry Reynolds Road Cycleway – Balbriggan – €1,700,000.
  • Malahide New Street Improvement Scheme – €583,899.
  • Skerries Active Travel Plan – €655,000.
  • Donabate Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge – €450,000.
  • Safe Routes To School – Rush & Lusk ETNS – €200,000.
  • Safe Routes To School – Pope John Paul II Malahide – €200,000.
  • Swords Cycle Network – €200,000.
  • Swords Active Travel Pathfinder – €200,000. 
  • Station Road – Portmarnock – Footpaths & Cycleway – €150,000.
  • Broomfield to Paddy’s Hill via Naomh Marnog GAA – €350,000.
  • Dublin Airport – Bicycle Lockers & Shared Cycle Scheme – €156,000. 

Deputy Farrell added, “Other projects will include boosts in staffing for Active Travel offices, bicycle parking facilities, boardwalks, and more.”

“These projects will benefit everyone in our community, providing for safe ways of getting around, in an environmentally and physically healthy way.”

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