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Wednesday 23 April 2014

State outlines €3.7m plan for west transport

MORE than €3.5m will be spent on projects aimed at getting people to walk, cycle or use public transport in the west.

The Government has announced a €3.7m investment package for Galway city, which includes building bus lanes, widening footpaths, upgrading the bus and train station and building bicycle stands.

However, €600,000 of that is to finish off projects already under construction.

Another €853,000 has been set aside to fund feasibility studies into making two of the city's bridges one-way only, identifying future bus and cycleways and tour bus parking.

The funding was announced by Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly yesterday under the regional cities' sustainable transport programme.

Irish Independent

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