Active Travel team on the move

Mayor Daniel Butler at the Active Tracel office in Barrow House

LIMERICK’S Active Travel team has relocated to new offices in the heart of the city centre as it continues to increase its workforce with eighteen of its 23 strong team now appointed.

Funded by the National Transport Authority, the team will oversee the transformation of Limerick’s cycling and pedestrian network.

The new office at Barrow House has  undergone a major fit-out ahead of the move. It will now be home to a multi-disciplinary team comprising engineers, planners, technicians, architects, communications and admin staff.

Mayor Daniel Butler said he was delighted to see the Active Travel team move to its permanent home at Barrow House. The team has been growing in size since it was set up back in the summer of 2021 and the move to its new home will allow it to grow even further.

Mayor Daniel Butler with Senior Engineer Sean McGlynn at the Limerick Active Travel office.

“In a short period of time, the Active Travel team has delivered a number of improvements to the cycling and walking infrastructure across Limerick, including the upgraded cycle lanes and footpaths on the Dooradoyle Road and the recently opened Castletroy Urban Greenway.”

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Director for Transportation and Mobility at Limerick City and County Council, Brian Kennedy said the investment in the new office by the National Transport Authority was a clear sign of the confidence the NTA has in its partnership with Limerick City and County Council.

“With more than €24m allocated by the NTA for Active Travel projects in Limerick in 2022, the team is going to be extremely busy delivering dozens of projects for our city, our towns and villages.”