Saša Novak Uí Chonchúir

Green Party Councillor for Limerick City North

Candidate in Local Elections on 7th June

€17m in funding for walking and cycling across Limerick City and County

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Green Party representatives welcome €17m in funding for walking and cycling across Limerick City and County

Green Party elected representatives in Limerick have welcomed a total of €17m funding for walking and cycling projects for 2021 from the National Transport Authority.

“This is delivering on a key commitment from the Green Party to deliver safe walking and cycling facilities across Limerick”, Brian Leddin TD noted. “Projects such as new cycle facilities for the Ennis Road, Father Russell Road, and many other places throughout the city will make our roads safer and more healthy”.

“As important as the cycling and footpath improvements in Annacotty, Roxboro and the Ballysimon Road are to communities, equally important is the maintenance of these facilities so they are safe to use. This year Limerick City and County Council will be funded to source road sweepers that will be able to keep cycle lanes free of debris, and there is also funding for the physical protection of existing cycle facilities to make them safer”, commented Cllr Seán Hartigan.

“I’m pleased to see funding to extend the cycle lane on Shannon Bridge towards the city centre, and funding for walking and cycling in Corbally, where residents have been calling out for safer facilities”, commented Cllr Sasa Novak. “It will be a challenge for Limerick City and County Council to deliver on all 57 projects funded for 2021 which is why Green Party Minister Eamon Ryan recently approved the funding of over 25 new staff to work on walking and cycling in Limerick.”

Dublin Road Bus Corridor – University of Limerick to Parkway Roundabout (Phase 1)€200,000
Parnell and Davis St Urban Realm Works – Phase 2€50,000
Grove Island Roundabout Improvement Works€120,000
Raheen Roundabout to Quinn’s Cross Cycle Scheme€110,000
Castletroy Urban Greenway€1,000,000
LUCROC – O’Connell Street Upgrade (Part-Funded)€25,000
Cycle Lane Protection Measures€50,000
University of Limerick to City Centre: Milford Road / Plassey Park Road Junction€700,000
Limerick Institute of Technology to City Centre Pedestrian and Cycle Route€350,000
City centre Pedestrian and Cycle Bridges€150,000
Rhebogue Road Rail Underpass€50,000
Dooradoyle Road Bus & Cycle Lane Improvement Works€100,000
City Centre Traffic Management Plan€100,000
Clare Street to Condell Road Cycleway (phase 1)€100,000
University of Limerick to National Technology Park Cycleway€100,000
St Pauls Junction – Dooradoyle€100,000
Parnell – Wickham – Clare Street Cycleway€75,000
Childers Road Multi Modal Orbital Corridor€100,000
Golf Links Road Bus Priority Measures (Part-Funded)€200,000
Traffic Signal Upgrade – Public Transport Measures€100,000
2020 Covid Measures – Contractual Liability€100,000
2020 Stimulus Programme – Contractual Liability€6,900,000
Father Russell Road Cycle Scheme€110,000
Mary Immaculate College to City Centre Cycle Route€75,000
Corbally Rd to Bridge St Bus and Cycle Scheme€50,000
Dooradoyle to City Centre (via Hyde Road) Cycle Route€100,000
Ballysimmon Road to City Centre Cycle Route€50,000
Ennis Road Cycle Route€100,000
Roxboro to the City Centre Cycle Route€50,000
Upper Mallow Street Pedestrian and Cycle Route€50,000
Kings Island Perimeter – Pedestrian and Cycle Route (Part- Funded)€25,000
LIHAF Mungret Distributor Road – Pedestrian and Cyclist Measures (Part Funded)€200,000
Mill Road, Corbally Pedestrian and Cyclist Measures€150,000
Ballycummin Road Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme€25,000
Patrickswell Village Renewal Scheme (Part-Funded) – Pedestrian and Cyclist Measures€500,000
Old Dublin Road – Greyway€300,000
Parklets (Metropolitan Area)€350,000
Cycle Facilities – Capital Investment and Asset Management (Road Sweepers and Other Plant)€200,000
Safe to Schools Programme – Support Infrastructure€50,000
Glin Village Footpath Improvement Works€300,000
Newcastle West Pedestrian Improvement Works€535,000
Athea Village Pedestrian Connection Works€65,000
Abbeyfeale Pedestrian Crossing€50,000
Croom Village Pedestrian Improvement Works€250,000
Rathkeale Pedestrian Improvement Works€265,000
Ballingarry Village Pedestrian Improvement Works€175,000
Kildimo Pedestrian Connection Works€170,000
Askeaton Village Pedestrian Improvement Works€260,000
Pallaskenry Pedestrian Improvement Works€80,000
Annacotty Village Footpath€230,000
Ballyneety Village Footpath and Pedestrian Crossing€82,500
Caherconlish Footpath Improvement Works€700,000
Kilmallock Pedestrian Facilities€160,000
Pedestrian Improvements at Junctions at various locations – Countywide€600,000
Ardagh Village Improvement Works€100,000
Ballyclough Footpath Extension€100,000
Kilfinnane Footpath Improvement Works€85,000
Total€17,372,500