Govt Announce €8.9m in Funding For Pedestrian And Cycle Improvements In Dún Laoghaire Rathdown

The National Transport Authority has allocated funding totalling €55m to 547 projects in 11 counties to support pedestrian and cyclist movement and to enhance accessibility in cities, towns and villages.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have been allocated €8.9m.

Some of the projects in dlr include

  • Protected cycle lane on both sides of Clonkeen Road
  • Protected cycle lane on both sides of Newtownpark Avenue
  • Kilbogget Park – Upgrade of cycle path and greenway
  • Clonkeen Park – resurfacing of path and greenway

The full list can be downloaded here

The funding was allocated under the July Jobs Stimulus Plan announced by the Government last month and is among measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area and the metropolitan areas of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford were eligible to apply for funding under the scheme. An equivalent funding programme is in place through the Department of Transport for all other local authority areas.

The funding will support local authorities’ response to Covid-19 challenges and assist with their work to equip local communities and businesses with improved walking and cycling infrastructure.

The funding will also allow for changes to traffic management arrangements to facilitate the reallocation of overall road space to improve facilities and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Funding allocations have been made solely for design and works which can be completed by the end of November 2020.