• Pippa Hackett

Further Active Travel Funding for Midlands Cycling and Walking

Updated: Jan 26

Today, my Green Party Colleague, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D., confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to Ireland's local authorities with a view to spending €289 million on walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022.


This funding is designed to make life easier for pedestrians and safer for cyclists while reducing traffic in our towns and villages.


It includes measures to make it easier for those with mobility aids or buggies. Good footpaths and dedicated cycle lanes are essential if we are to leave the car at home more often.


This continuing investment in active travel is a Green Party commitment in the Programme for Government and, again this year, Greens are delivering.


Speaking on the announcement, Minister Ryan commented;

“It is great to see our investment in active travel starting to bear fruit. I want us to now accelerate delivery of sustainable transport modes as we come out of the majority of covid restrictions. It is vital that we do not allow a return to gridlock as we come out of the pandemic. We need to use the switch to remote working as an opportunity to reallocate road space to create a safer and more efficient transport system.”

We are determined to make our towns and villages more accessible for walking and cycling.


Read the funding breakdown here - https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-Active-Travel-Investment-Allocations.pdf