The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D., has confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to Ireland’s local authorities with a view to spending €289 million on walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022, €6.6 million of which is to be spent in County Tipperary.
With this funding from the National Transport Authority, Tipperary County Council will be able to deliver an ambitious Active Travel programme and a range of improvements for pedestrians and cyclists with some thirty-six new projects in towns and villages across Tipperary benefitting from the project.
Active Travel works will include the construction of new footpaths to provide walking routes; safe routes to school created by providing footpaths and pedestrian crossings; improved connectivity between residential areas and schools and the creation of cycle paths.
Mayor of Tipperary County Council Cllr Marie Murphy said: “I am delighted to see so many projects benefit from this funding. The increased funding for footpaths and pedestrian improvements in towns and villages all across the county will result in a safer, healthier and more sustainable way for people to get about and enjoy their local area”.
Marcus O’Connor, Director of Roads and Transportation at Tipperary County Council said: “This investment in Active Travel is a great example of how our partnership with the National Transport Authority is benefitting communities across County Tipperary, creating a more attractive and safer local environment. It will allow us to build on the success of the Council’s 2021 Active Travel programme which delivered a wide range of improvements for our citizens”.