€10million funding for 70 Limerick Active Travel projects

Footpath restoration work at Irish Estates in Corbally.

MORE than 70 different Active Travel schemes in Limerick, ranging from new footpaths and pedestrian crossings to greenway connections and junction tightening, have received funding approval from the National Transport Authority.

Over €10 million has been allocated to the schemes that will improve connectivity for communities in the city and county. This latest tranche of approvals is part of an overall allocation of more than €24 million for Limerick’s Active Travel team in 2022.

Work is already underway on footpath projects at a number of locations including Kennedy Park, Irish Estates and the Regeneration Area of O’Malley Park, Southill.

Brian Kennedy, Director of Transportation and Mobility with Limerick City and County Council said the addition of new and upgraded footpaths along with more pedestrian crossings will make it easier and safer for thousands of people to get to their destinations in a sustainable way.

“The Active Travel team at Limerick City and County Council is working closely with our partners in the NTA to deliver these improvements as quickly as possible.”

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Sean McGlynn, Senior Engineer with Active Travel said: “Our teams are already on the ground delivering on a number of these schemes and we will have more of them underway in the coming weeks. The allocation of more than €10 million from the NTA for these works means we can deliver Active Travel improvements for a large swathe of citizens across Limerick.”