The Active Travel team at Limerick City and County Council, with funding from the National Transport Authority, is transforming Limerick’s cycling and walking network. This partnership with the NTA will deliver a high-quality, accessible and connected network of cycleways and pedestrian routes.
Active Travel is very simple, it is about getting more of us out of our cars and using more sustainable transport modes like cycling and walking as part of a purposeful journey. To achieve this, Limerick City and County Council, in partnership with the National Transport Authority plans to expand and improve our cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
What can you expect?
Our Active Travel team is working on plans that will link key attractors with the city centre including:
- University Hospital Limerick;
- University of Limerick;
- TUS (formerly LIT);
- Mary Immaculate College;
- The Crescent Shopping Centre;
- Limerick School of Art and Design;
- National Technology Park;
- Residential areas across the city.
The Limerick Metropolitan Cycle Network Study sets out the envisaged cycle network for the Metropolitan Area to 2025.
Active Travel projects already delivered
Limerick’s Active Travel team has already delivered a number of key projects. These include:
Castletroy Urban Greenway – a 1.3km off-road cycling and walking network connecting people’s homes with schools, shops and a local playground;
R926 Dooradoyle Road Cycle Lane Scheme Phase 1 – upgraded cycle lanes including kerb segregation;
Groody Road – reallocation of road space for sustainable travel with segregated cycle lanes added;
Shannon Bridge – 2-way segregated cycle lanes on Shannon Bridge providing safe cycling access from the north side of the city to the city centre;
Milford Road, Castletroy – kerb segregation added along existing on-road cycle lane;
Clonmacken Road - kerb segregation added along existing on-road cycle lanes between Clonmacken Roundabout and the access to the Jetland Shopping Centre;
R510, Mungret – reallocation of road space for sustainable travel with segregated cycle lanes added between Quinn’s Cross Roundabout and roundabout access to Ard Aulin;
Various locations – Footpath improvements and additional pedestrian crossings at various locations across Newcastle West, Cappamore-Kilmallock and Adare-Rathkeale.
In addition, improvements are being made to the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the City Centre as part of the O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project. You can read more about that here.
Limerick’s Active Travel Team will be based at newly renovated offices in Barrow House in Limerick city centre. It will be a multi-disciplinary team made up of architects, planners, engineers, technicians and admin staff. Twenty-three new posts have been created to deliver on this ambitious plan for our city and county.
How does Active Travel connect with Limerick Smarter Travel?
Limerick Active Travel will build on the success of Limerick Smarter Travel, an initiative that ran between 2012 and 2016.