June 22, 2024

Donegal County Council can be allotted €4.5 million for twenty-four Energetic Journey schemes this yr.

The funding will improve biking, strolling and wheeling infrastructure throughout the county.

Among the greatest initiatives are the Donegal City One Approach Scheme, which was allotted a €650,000 grant, the Kilmacrennan Highway (€665,000) and the Ballyshannon to Bundoran Cycle Scheme (€600,000).

Different large-scale initiatives to be developed this yr embrace the N15 Lifford Cycleway (€457,100) and the Convent Highway in Letterkenny (€282,900 grant) and routes to native colleges together with St Baithin’s Nationwide College St Johnston and Scoil Mhuire Ramelton.

The total checklist of allocations is accessible at: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2024-Energetic-Journey-Allocations.pdf

The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD (above) and Minister of State Jack Chambers TD joined Nationwide Transport Authority (NTA) Deputy CEO Hugh Creegan to announce a €290m nationally on energetic journey infrastructure.

Minister Ryan mentioned: “A key dedication within the Programme for Authorities and one thing that has been a cornerstone of our Nationwide Transport technique over the previous few years has been the dedication to creating strolling, biking and wheeling safer and rather more accessible all through the nation.”

This newest allocation means 2024 would be the yr that the Authorities’s whole funding for energetic journey infrastructure since 2020 will smash the €1bn mark. This funding has seen greater than 600km of biking, strolling and wheeling infrastructure delivered since 2020 beneath the NTA Energetic Journey Programme.

Minister Ryan added: “It’s nice that this yr we’ll hit the €1bn funding mark. We’re seeing the influence of this continued and substantial funding in our cities, villages and cities, the place we’re delivering giant and small scale initiatives which are reworking the place we dwell, making them rather more engaging, safer and more healthy. Most of the most engaging cities and cities on this planet are those that prioritise energetic journey and now many extra places right here in Eire can be part of this checklist of nice locations to dwell and go to.”

€4.5million to enhance strolling and biking paths in Donegal was final modified: February seventh, 2024 by Rachel McLaughlin