€21 million in funding for Limerick City & County Council’s Active Travel team in 2024

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Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team has been allocated €21 million for the design, planning and construction of infrastructure in 2024 by the National Transport Authority (NTA).  

The funding will be used to further expand and improve Limerick’s walking and cycling facilities, with approximately 11km of infrastructure completed since the establishment of the dedicated Active Travel unit in 2021. 

Approximately 3km of infrastructure is currently under construction, while a further 22km of facilities are under design. 

The investment will allow the Active Travel team in Limerick City and County Council to progress its work on a number of key pedestrian and cycling projects, including:  

  • Active Travel improvements across Towns and Villages in Limerick 
  • Mill Road, Corbally Active Travel Scheme (currently under construction) 
  • Plassey Park Road Improvement Scheme (currently under construction) 
  • TUS to City Centre Active Travel Scheme (anticipated to begin construction in 2024) 
  • South Circular Road Active Travel Scheme (anticipated to begin construction in 2024) 

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell said:

“Investing in our walking and cycling infrastructure is making Limerick a more sustainable place. Our city and county is safer and more attractive to live in, to work in, to shop in and to invest in as a result. In 2023, we saw how communities right across Limerick embraced Active Travel measures. This funding for 2024 means even more of our city and county’s citizens will see the benefits that sustainable travel can have on our lives.”

Director of Transportation and Mobility with Limerick City and County Council, Brian Kennedy, commented:

“Our successful partnership with the NTA continues to grow and develop and this announcement is another welcome sign of that ongoing relationship. It is a substantial investment that will allow us to continue to focus on delivering an accessible and connected network of walking and cycling routes in our city and in our rural towns and villages.”  

The full list of projects included as part of the funding is below.

Active Travel Investment Grants: List of Projects 

Raheen to Quinns Cross Active Travel Scheme

TUS to City Centre Active Travel Scheme

Dooradoyle Road Bus & Cycle Improvement Works

Clare St to Condell Road Active Travel Scheme (Phase 1)

UL to NTP Active Travel Scheme

St. Pauls Junction Dooradoyle - Active Travel Scheme

Parnell - Wickham - Clare St. - Active Travel Scheme

Golf Links Road(Castletroy Link Road) - Active Travel Elements

Father Russell Road Cycle Scheme

Mary Immaculate College to City Centre Cycle Route

Dooradoyle to City Centre (via Hyde Road) Cycle Route

LIHAF Mungret Distributor Road - Active Travel Elements (Part Funded)

Mill Road, Corbally - Active Travel Scheme

Ballycummin Road Active Travel Scheme

Patrickswell Village Renewal Scheme - Active Travel Scheme

Limerick City and County Council Active Travel Office - Staff Costs

Ballysimon Road

Cycle Parking/ Security/Radar Monitors Installation

Roxboro Road Cycle Scheme

Ennis Road Cycle Scheme

Old Cratloe Road Cycle Scheme

Limerick Greenway Connections

Limerick City and County Council Interim Active Travel Measures

Low cost Junction Tightening/Pedestrian Crossing schemes

Low cost permeability measures

Ros Mor to Childers Road Active Travel Scheme - Phase 1

Abbeyfeale Traffic Management Scheme

Pathfinders - Park Canal to Patrick St

Bloodmill Road

St Patrick’s Road

Mungret Area

Athlunkard Bridge and Connection

Regeneration Projects

Caherconlish NS

Crescent College Comprehensive SJ

Hazelwood College

St Patrick’s GNS

Towns and Villages - Active Travel Improvements

Milford Plassey Park Junction Improvements

Bus Stop Enhancement Programme

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