€63.5m funding increase for Eire’s strolling and biking greenways

€63.5m funding increase for Eire’s strolling and biking greenways

A funding increase of €63.5 million has been introduced for Eire’s greenways.

he allocations for 2021, introduced as we speak, had been described by Transport Minister Eamon Ryan as “the best single-year quantity ever allotted to Greenways”.

They embody €10 million for the Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Co Cork, €5.5m for an growth of Mayo’s Nice Western Greenway, and €four.54m for the Listowel to Tralee Greenway in Co Kerry.

Minister Ryan stated the funding represented “a step-change in the way in which wherein we fund strolling and biking”.

A €2.5m contribution to the Nice Southern Greenway in Limerick would help the County Council in giving cyclists “a high quality expertise” all the way in which from Rathkeale to Listowel, he added.

€1.66m allotted to stretch the Grand Canal Greenway from Daingean to Edenderry in Co Offaly implies that by the top of subsequent yr will probably be attainable to cycle over 50km off-road from Edenderry to Lough Boora.


Development alongside the Nice Southern Greenway, Limerick. Picture: Division of Transport

In Co Wexford, €9m will help the refurbishment of the New Ross to Waterford Railway as a part of the Greenway connecting New Ross to Waterford Metropolis.

“This cycleway will finally kind a part of an in depth biking and strolling community throughout the South East area and supply an environmentally pleasant different for commuters into Waterford and New Ross,” Minister Ryan stated.

“2021 is simply the beginning,” Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton stated. “We are going to proceed to construct on this stage of funding over the approaching years.”

Breakdown of 2021 Greenway allocations:

  • Cork, Midleton-Youghal: €10m
  • Galway, Clifden-Recess: €three.35m
  • Kildare, Grand Canal Aylmer Bridge to Sallins: €2.93m
  • Kerry, Tralee Fenit: €three.44m
  • Kerry, Listowel to Tralee: €four.54m
  • Mayo, Nice Western Method: €5.15m
  • Offaly, Grand Canal Daingean to Lough Boora: €1.66m
  • Wexford, Waterford-New Ross: €9m
  • Wicklow, Blessington Loop: €6.4m
  • Galway-Athlone: €eight.1m
  • South Kerry Greenway: €1.4m
  • Galway-Moycullen: €1,8m
  • Offaly, Daingean to Edenderry: €three.1m
  • Limerick, Nice Southern Greenway: €2.5m
  • Longford Canal Greenway: €172okay

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