Walking and cycling project – The €24 million allocated to Limerick’s active travel is part of €298 million nationally. Photo by Keith Wiseman.
€24m walking and cycling development funding announced for Limerick
By I Love Limerick correspondent David Towey
Limerick City and County Council has been allocated more than €24m for active travel investment in 2022 by the National Transport Authority. The funding will be used to further expand and improve Limerick’s Walking and cycling project infrastructure. The €24.4 million has been allocated to 44 walking and cycling projects across limerick.
The investment will allow the Active Travel team in Limerick to progress works on several key pedestrian and cycling projects such as the Mill Road, Corbally pedestrian and cyclist measures, the Dooradoyle to City Centre cycle route, and the University of Limerick to National Technology Park, Plassey cycleway. €2.4 million will be allocated to new Limerick footpaths, along with €2 million to repair walking and cycling paths and Greenways in the county.
The €24 million allocated to Limerick’s active travel is part of €298 million that Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan announced for local authorities nationally, to develop more walking and cycling project infrastructure in 2022.
Minister Ryan commented, “We must use the opportunity that exists – people are not all going to go back working the way we did two years ago. We are already seeing traffic building up and if we allow that to continue to grow, we will get back to gridlock.”
Limerick City and County Council has been allocated more than €24m for Active Travel in 2022 by the National Transport Authority. The funding will be used to further expand and improve Limerick’s walking and cycling infrastructure.
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Mayor of Limerick City and County, Daniel Butler, said of the €24 million injections, “Investing in our walking and cycling infrastructure is making Limerick a greener and more liveable place. In 2021, we saw how communities right across the city and county embraced Active Travel measures. This funding for 2022 means even more of us will see the benefits sustainable travel can have on our lives.”
Brian Kennedy, Director of Transportation and Mobility with Limerick City and County Council said: “This announcement is another sign of the strong partnership between the Active Travel team at Limerick City and County Council and the NTA,”
Brian Kennedy, Director of Transportation and Mobility with Limerick Council said. “It is a substantial investment, and will allow us to continue to focus on delivering a high-quality, accessible, and connected network of walking and cycling routes in our city and our rural towns and villages.”
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