The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and local Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the allocation of more than €25m for Fingal County Council under the Active Travel Investment Programme.
The Active Travel Investment Programme provides funding for a range of projects from widening footpaths to creating segregated cycling lanes.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “Today’s allocation marks another significant step forward in providing green sustainable transport options to the people of Fingal.
“The local projects included for funding such as Donabate Estuary Walking and cycling route, footpath build outs on Harbour Road in Skerries, and Balrothery Active Travel Review, will help make North County Dublin an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.
“Over the past two years the people of North County Dublin have been getting to know their own locality more so than ever before. We have some fascinating attractions from castles to nature reserves and this funding will make them easier to enjoy.
“The knock on benefits for the environment are obvious – it’s incumbent on us to promote and assist people in leaving the car the car behind where they are able to and this investment will make a big difference,” he concluded.