I welcome the allocation of €7,875,000in funding for Active Travel Projects in County Galway as announced by the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. He confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to Galway County Council with a view to spending €7,875.000 million on walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022.
In particular I welcome the allocation of funding for footpath improvements in Galway East including Loughrea, Gort, Athenry, Tuam with smaller towns and villages such as Craughwell, Abbey, Kiltormer, Eyrecourt, Monivea Headford and Caherlistrane are also included for footpath improvement works.
“New Footpaths will be installed in Ardrahan, Ballindereen, Caltra, Glenamaddy and Garrafrauns”
“Funding has also been allocated to provide Pedestrian Crossings, Safe School Routes, Speeding Interventions and Light Segregation Cycle schemes throughout the County”.
“Galway County Council and the NTA have been provided with increase in funding for additional staff for active travel. These works will be timely in this unique moment in time to create a more attractive and safer local environment.”