Dublin to get €120m for cycling and walking infrastructure
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Dublin to get €120m for cycling and walking infrastructure

DUBLIN is set to receive €120m – around half of total national funding – to develop cycling and walking infrastructure throughout the city.

The largest investment is €7.2m for the Dodder Greenway, followed by another €6m for the Clontarf to city centre scheme, RTÉ reports.

Other sizable allocations are the Royal Canal route receiving €3.25m, Grand Canal €1m, Liffey temporary route €1.25m and College Green Plaza €1.7m.

Changes will include the repurposing of road space, creating more cycle lanes and widened footpaths, bicycle parking facilities, raised pedestrian crossings and reducing road width at crossing points.

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Covid-19 has exposed weaknesses in the current infrastructure and shown that improvements to walking and cycling facilities are needed, said Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.

It will "make our cities, towns and villages more accessible and attractive for everyone. That's good news for communities, and good news for the economy", he concluded.