€4.3m. is safer travel for all

KILKENNY City and county is set to become much safer for all modes of travel, whether mot0ring, cycling or walking, thanks to €4,333,000 funding from the Rural Active Travel Investment Programme.
The money is for the county’s ‘Active Travel’ projects and will see a number of these projects completed in the City and County in 2021 and others planned for implementations in future years.
The emphasis is very much on active cycling and walking infrastructure.
A total of 26 projects in Kilkenny City and Council will benefit from this funding include:  Kilkenny City demarcation and gateways; one way System at Bridge Street, Callan; footpath development at various locations;  low-cost junction tightening; pedestrian crossing schemes, and safe schools zones.
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Andrew McGuinness (pictured) said:  “These projects will improve connectivity in our City and county urban areas and make our roads and footpaths safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.  Funding for future projects in the City will provide additional pedestrian/cycling bridges, increased use of our laneways and an increased focus on active travel for healthier forms of connectivity.”
Environment and Transport Minister Eamon Ryan stated: “This allocation marks another significant step forward in providing green sustainable transport options to those outside of the large urban centres.  Developing high quality walking and cycling facilities will encourage more people to switch to active travel and will contribute to tackling climate change.
“Connecting communities and making walking cycling attractive, safe and accessible to everyone is what this funding will help to accomplish,” the minister said.

* For full list see https://www.nationaltransport.ie/nta-allocates-over-e70m-in-new-funding-to-rural-councils-for-active-cycling-and-walking-infrastructure/

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