Over €24m allocated to pedestrian and cycle infrastructure projects in Limerick

OVER €24 million in funding has been announced to help provide improved pedestrian and cycling infrastructure at locations in Limerick City and across the county.

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed details of the funding that will be allocated to Limerick City and County Council by the National Transport Authority (NTA) over the next 12 months.

Over 40 projects in Limerick will receive funding, including the Childers Road multimodal orbital corridor (€1 million); the Dooradoyle town center cycle path in Limerick (€1.66 million); connections to Limerick Greenway (€1m) and delivery of new pedestrian and cycling measures at Mill Road, Corbally (€1.05m)

“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 transport system, Minister Ryan said.

Limerick City Green Party TD Brian Leddin welcomed the funding for local projects.

“This meets a key Green Party commitment to provide safe facilities for pedestrians and cyclists across Limerick. Projects such as the upgrading of Mill Road, new cycle facilities on Hyde Road, as part of the cycle route Dooradoyle to downtown, and many other locations across the city and county will make our roads safer and provide a healthier alternative for parents, their children, the elderly, and people of all abilities. increased funding for trails and pedestrian improvements in cities and towns across the county,” he said.

Limerick projects funded

Dublin Road Bus Corridor – Parkway to NTP (€250,000)

Raheen to Quinns Cross (€550,000)

Castletroy Urban Greenway (€60,000)

Improvements to Milford Plassey Park Junction (€150,000)

LIT cycle path in the city center (€200,000)

Rhebogue railway underpass (€50,000)

Dooradoyle Road bus and cycle lane improvement works (€150,000)

City Center Traffic Management Plan (€100,000)

Clare Street to Condell Road Cycleway (Phase 1) (€200,000)

UL at National Technology Park Cycle Path (€200,000)

St Paul Junction, Dooradoyle (€150,000)

Parnell – Wickham – Clare Street Cycle Route (€100,000)

Childers Road Multimodal Orbital Corridor (€1,000,000)

Golf Links Road (Castletroy Link Road) (€50,000)

City center pedestrian and cycle bridges (€250,000)

Father Russell Road Bike Program (€200,000)

Mary Immaculate College Bike Path to Downtown (€200,000)

Dooradoyle Cycle Route to City Center (via Hyde Road) (€1,660,000)

LIHAF Mungret Distributor Road – Pedestrian and Cyclist Measures (€400,000)

Pedestrian and cycling measures Mill Road, Corbally (€1,050,000)

Ballycummin Road Pedestrian and Cycle Project (€50,000)

Patrickswell Village Renewal Program (Partly Funded) – Pedestrian and Cyclist Measures (€750,000)

Safe to Schools Program – Supporting Infrastructure (€300,000)

Improvement works on the path in the village of Glin (€200,000)

Kildimo pedestrian link works (€44,000)

Caherconlish trail improvement works (€30,000)

Kilmallock Pedestrian Facilities (€30,000)

Development of Barrow House (€466,568)

Ballysimon Road Bike Program (€500,000)

Ennis Road Cycling Scheme (€500,000)

Roxboro On-Road Cycling Program (€500,000)

Old Cratloe Road (€250,000)

Metropolitan district – renewal of cycle paths and greenways (€1,000,000)

Metropolitan district – new pathways (€2,500,000)

Metro district – renewal of sidewalks (€1,000,000)

Cappamore-Kilmallock Municipal District – Minor Trail Projects (€1,500,000)

Municipal District of Adare-Rathkeale – Minor Trail Projects (€1,150,000)

Municipal District of Newcastle West – Minor Footpath Projects (€1,150,000)

Limerick Greenway Connections (€1,000,000)

Limerick City and County Council Active Travel Office – Staff costs (€2,000,000)

Bike parking/Security/Maintenance equipment (€250,000)

Limerick City and County Council Rapid Rollout Active Displacement Measures (€1,000,000)

Low cost (€750,000) junction/crosswalk tightening devices

Low cost permeability measurements (€500,000)

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