More than 2 million euros for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in Leitrim

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan TD today confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to local authorities in Ireland to spend €289 million on pedestrian and cycle infrastructure in 2022.

Funding is directed to rural local authorities, with around 1,200 walking and cycling projects being developed by local authorities across the country.

Co Leitrim will receive €2,086,731, which represents a significant endowment for the community.

The local TD and Minister of State Frank Feighan welcomed the funding from Co Leitrim.

“I would like to congratulate the relevant officials at Leitrim Co Council on their excellent bid, which includes significant projects including €400,000 for the Rooskey Walk and Cycle Lane, Ballinamore Greenway in Aughoo and additional funding for the safe school infrastructure.

The full list is as follows,

– Design of pedestrian and cycle bridges: Manorhamilton and Rooskey – €25,000
– Trail A package: New Drumkeeran, Dromahaire, Tullaghan, Kinlough links – €150,000
– Trail B Package: Manorhamilton, Kiltyclogher, Kinlough, Drumkeeran – €490,000
– Trail C Package: Ardrum, Newtowngore, Ballinamore, Mohill, Drumshanbo – €200,000
– Trail D pass: Carrick-on-Shannon, Rooskey, Dromod – €200,000
– Greenway Package: Manorhamilton, Kinlough, Drumshanbo, Fenagh – €126,000
– Greyway Aghoo -Ballinamore: City to Greenway Link – €74,319
– Schemes for tightening low-cost junctions / pedestrian crossings, inc. Dromahair – €25,000
– Safe to Schools program – Support infrastructure – €100,000
– Light Segregation Cycle Programs – €25,000
– Low cost permeability measurements – €25,000
– Rooskey Pedestrian and Cycle Program – €400,000
– Active Leitrim County Council Travel Office – Staff costs – €246,412

“I would like to thank Ministers Ryan and Naughton who have used a large part of their budget to fund very worthwhile projects to facilitate walkers and cyclists across Co Leitrim.

“For many years local authorities have complained that there is little or no funding for trails, concluded Minister Feighan.

commented Minister Eamon Ryan. “It’s great to see our investment in active travel starting to pay off. I want us to accelerate the delivery of sustainable modes of transport now as we emerge from the majority of covid restrictions. It is vital that we do not allow a return to deadlock as we emerge from the pandemic. We must use the shift to remote working as an opportunity to reallocate road space to create a safer and more efficient transportation system.

Minister of State for the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, welcomed this significant investment, saying: “Today more than 1,200 projects across the country are set to receive targeted funding to bring walking and cycling back into our safe villages, towns and cities. and sustainable. As we continue to deliver on our commitment to spend nearly €1 million on walking and cycling projects each day, I am particularly pleased to confirm that schools participating in Phase 1 of our new Safe Routes to School will also benefit. With 170 schools currently developing plans tailored to their specific needs and challenges, the Safe Routes to School program provides infrastructure on the road to and in front of our schools, enabling children, parents and teachers to walk, bike and scooter in complete safety. school every day.

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