Dublin City Council granted €49,875,000 for walking and cycling infrastructure – Donohoe

11th February, 2021

€22,655,000 ear-marked for #DublinCentral projects


Funding of €49,875,000 has been allocated to Dublin City Council for walking and cycling facilities which will greatly benefit commuters and leisure seekers alike, Fine Gael T.D. for Dublin Central, Paschal Donohoe, has said.


Minister Donohoe said the funding from the National Transport Authority announced today will provide high quality facilities for cyclists and walkers across the country, which is particularly welcome during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Minister Donohoe said, “I am delighted that Dublin City Council has been awarded funding which is part of an overall total of €240 million allocated to support 448 sustainable transport projects across the country. Within Dublin Central, more than €22m has been made available to advance 29 projects including:

–        €6,055,000 to deliver the Royal Canal Greenway between Sheriff Street and Ashtown

–        €6,000,000 for the stretch of the Clontarf to City Centre Project linking Talbot Street and Alfie Byrne Road.

–        €1,000,000 towards completing the Broadstone Plaza.

–        €100,000 for the planned Parnell Street to Prussia Street Cycle Scheme, via Grangegorman.


 “Covid-19 has given many of us a newfound appreciation of outdoor spaces so funding which enhances those amenities in Dublin Central is much welcome.


“The funding will be used for a range of works such as road improvements which include segregated cycling lanes and widened footpaths, pedestrian crossings, upgrades to existing cycle schemes and other improvements to outdoor spaces. I am sure these facilities will be much used in their communities.


“The National Transport Authority will oversee and support these projects, with the state agency ensuring that they are age friendly, accessible and that optimal use can be achieved by people of all ages and abilities. The 2021 funding allocations have increased by over €130m compared to last year’s and will support an extra 233 new projects to the NTA’s investment programme in 2021. Over the last number of months, the Government has funded local authorities across the country to re-orientate road-space toward our pedestrians and cyclists.  Today’s announcement, which builds on from our recent progress across towns and villages nationwide, is underpinned by our commitment to invest almost €1 million per day in walking and cycling infrastructure in 2021.


“Today’s announcement will also contribute greatly towards achieving Safe Routes to School, be it walking, cycling, or scooting, for our children in their daily commute to the classroom when schools reopen.”