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Local Authorities to receive funding of close to €6.3 million for Active Travel projects

Mar 29, 2021 12:50 By News Northern Sound
Local Authorities to receive funding of close to €6.3 million for Active Travel projects
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The Minister for Transport has announced nationwide funding of close to €73 million under a new rural Active Travel Investment Programme. Local Authorities in the

The Minister for Transport has announced nationwide funding of close to €73 million under a new rural Active Travel Investment Programme.

Local Authorities in the Northern Sound region will benefit from funding of just under €6.3 million under the scheme.

The National Transport Authority had originally earmarked €50 million for this scheme, but that figure has increased to over €70 million due to the number of project proposals by local authorities.

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Today's funding announcement has been labelled "the first ever major active travel investment for rural Ireland" and Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says he hopes the funding will "make walking and cycling attractive, safe and accessible to everyone".

Locally, Cavan will receive funding of €2.31 million to fund 14 projects.

Monaghan will benefit from just under €4 million in funding, which will go towards 23 projects.

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A full list of local Active Travel projects which have received funding can be found below:

Cavan total: €2,310,000
River Blackwater footbridge €80,000
R198 Arvagh Pedestrian Crossing €35,000
Footpath Package A - Ballyconnell, Butlersbridge, Cavan Town, Ballinagh, Kilnaleck €405,000
Cavan Town Urban Greenway Phase 2 €100,000
Cycle Schemes - Cavan Town €130,000
Footpath Package B - Cavan Town €250,000
Footpath Package C - Bailieborough, Kingscourt, Cootehill €360,000
Cootehill Walking and Cycling Strategy €100,000
Cavan Town Land Use and Transportation Study €100,000
Urban Mobility Plans / Network Plans €100,000
Safe to Schools Programme - Support Infrastructure €100,000
Low Cost Junction Tightening/Pedestrian Crossing Schemes €200,000
Light Segregation Cycle Schemes €250,000
Low Cost Permeability Measures €100,000

Monaghan total: €3,985,620
Upgrade of Monaghan Town Greenway €250,000
Monaghan Town Greenway along N2 €250,000
Smithboro €480,000
Footpath Package B - Castleblaney, Carrickmacross €235,000
Footpath Package C - Castleblaney, Carrickmacross €344,000
Footpath Package D - Monaghan Town €270,000
Footpath Package E - Tullyhirm Lane, Coolshannagh, Scotstown Village €245,000
Streetlighting - Ballybay, Clones, Smithboro €165,000
Cycle Lane - 98 Avenue, Clones €151,620
Cycle Lane Ross Road, Carrickmacross €75,000
Scotshouse Village Pedestrian / Cycle Bridge Options €60,000
Iniskeen Village Pedestrian / Cycle Bridge Options €35,000
Monaghan Town Horseshoe Bridge Pedestrian / Cycle Bridge Options €150,000
Monaghan Town Ballyalbany Bridge Pedestrian / Cycle Bridge Options €100,000
Pedestrian Crossings - Clones, Iniskeen, Annayalla €75,000
Dublin Street Regeneration Project Monaghan Town €50,000
Monaghan County Urban Mobility Plan €150,000
Castleblayney & Carrickmacross: W/C Strategies & Plans Review €150,000
MN/21/0019 Safe to Schools Programme - Support Infrastructure €100,000
Low Cost Junction Tightening/Pedestrian Crossing Schemes €200,000
Light Segregation Cycle Schemes €250,000
Urban Mobility Plans/Active Travel Network Plans €100,000
Low Cost Permeability Measures €100,000

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