Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that funding of €4.5m has been approved to Mayo County Council for the provision of sustainable transport projects throughout Co Mayo.

The projects in Mayo include:

Active Travel Investment Grants: 2023 Allocations – Mayo County Council
Project Name 2023 Allocation
Ballina and Castlebar Local Transport Plans €           88,000
Ballina Pedestrian Crossings €         127,500
Kilkelly Footpath Scheme €             3,000
Claremorris Light Segregation Cycle Scheme €           65,000
Inver Village Footpath Scheme €           25,000
Ballina Belleek Rd Arch Active Travel Scheme €           22,000
Ballina  Ridgepool Rd Footpath €             5,000
Attymass Footpath Phase 1 €           25,000
Castlebar Rathbaun Rd Footpath €             7,700
Castlebar  Keelogues Rd Footpath €           15,500
Castlebar Balla Footpath €           24,500
Castlebar  Knights Park Snugborough Footpath €         110,000
Ballyhaunis Active Travel Scheme €         110,000
Ballycroy & Achill Sound Footpath Schemes €         187,000
Bonniconlon Footpath Phase 1 €         100,000
Westport Lodge Road Active Travel Scheme €         100,000
Westport Local Transport Plan €         201,000
Westport Deerpark Active Travel Scheme €         160,000
Active Travel Programme Office Costs €           26,000
SRTS R1 – Scoil Iosa NS €         100,000
SRTS R1 – Carn National School, Moygownagh €         100,000
SRTS R1 – Davitt College Castlebar €         100,000
SRTS R1 – Scoil Raifteiri Castlebar €         100,000
SRTS R1 – St. Colemans College €         300,000
SRTS R1 – Cong NS €         300,000
SRTS R2 Ballinrobe Community School €           14,000
SRTS R2 Claremorris BNS €           15,000
SRTS R2 St Josephs NS €           13,000
SRTS R1 – Brackloon NS €         250,000
SRTS 2 Holy Trinity NS €           15,000
SRTS 2 Murrisk N.S €           13,000
SRTS 2 Quay NS €           15,000
Killala town Active Travel Scheme €         250,000
Ballina Creggs Road Active Travel Scheme €           72,000
Ballina Carrowntreila Active Travel Scheme €           50,000
Castlebar Turlough Rd Footpath €           70,000
Castlebar Mobility Hub Market Square €           40,000
Castlebar Brooklands Close Filtered Permeability €         130,000
Lough Lannagh active travel measures €           80,000
Castlebar Mayo House to Moneen road roundabout
Active Travel Scheme
€         175,800
Castlebar Rathbaun road Footpath €           30,000
Castlebar R308 N5 to IDA Roundabout Active Travel
€           50,000
Ballinrobe Urban Greenway €         465,000
Active Travel Team Salary Costs €         271,000
Westport The Mall Footpath €           29,000
Westport Castlebar Road, Active Travel Scheme €           50,000
Total €     4,500,000


Mayo TD Alan Dillon said: “This substantial investment will fund 46 Active Travel projects in the County, contributing to the development of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure by 2025. This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings.”

“As a key part of this announcement, Active Travel funding will ensure that the Safe Routes to School programme will continue to provide for safer cycling and walking facilities for many more schools across the country. Construction is expected on dozens of front of school treatments throughout 2023.”

Michael Ring TD stated: “This funding represents a substantial investment in the walking and cycling infrastructure for Mayo.   The Active Travel funding will ensure that the Safe Routes to School programme will continue to provide safer cycling and walking facilities for many more schools.

“Although Greenways are a proven tourist amenity, they also improve travel in our local communities for residents, connecting our infrastructure and making it safer for us all to enjoy.”

Minister Eamon Ryan commented: “Continuous and substantial funding for active travel across the country is a key commitment in the Programme for Government and a cornerstone of our transport strategies. Last year, all of the money allocated was drawn down by local authorities and I am confident that the same will happen this year. This will mean that communities across the country will be better connected with safe and people friendly corridors to visit friends, go to the shops, or cycle or walk to school, sports training or other activities.”

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