Council receives over €34 million in NTA funding for active travel projects
€34,000,000 boost for local projects
The National Transport Authority today announced an overall allocation of €240 million for 2021 for active travel funding for local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area and other metropolitan areas around the country.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have received a NTA Sustainable Transport Measures Grant funding allocation of €34,145,000 related to 43 walking and cycling related projects right across the county.
There is a mix of older, continuing and new projects in the list and all of these projects are being 100% funded by the NTA grant.
A link to the details of national allocations on the NTA website is available here: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Combined-All....
The announcement signals the potential positive impacts, wider benefits and synergies that this funding can have in terms of integration with other DLR work programmes in traffic, road maintenance, parks and public realm projects in towns and villages across the county.
The additional funding toward the existing and new projects will also enable the Council to look at the possibilities around a significant 5-year Active Travel programme locally.
Speaking of the announcement An Cathaoirleach Cllr Una Power said:
“I am delighted by todays announcement. This €34 million funding for active travel and sustainable travel projects locally is of huge importance. It will allow our council to build on some of the temporary measures and initiatives already undertaken to enhance active travel options for everyone in our county. It will enable us to take a major step forward in how we frame, plan and fund active travel in our county.”
The Council will be providing further information on this announcement and active travel projects locally in due course.