Saturday 24 August 2019

NTA outlines money invested in walking and cycling routes

Anne Graham, CEO,NTA
Anne Graham, CEO,NTA

The National Transport Authority (NTA) spent more than €21.6m on the provision for walking/ cycling infrastructure in 2018 including progress on routes within Fingal.

This compares to €11.52m the previous year.

The figures are contained in a report published by the NTA recently on their Sustainable Transport Measure Grants scheme.

The report was published to coincide with the Velo City conference which takes place in the Convention Centre Dublin, recently.

NTA Chief Executive Anne Graham, who is speaker at the conference said: 'These are all very exciting projects, and I am confident that they will encourage more people to use the bike by making cycling easier and safer.

'Since 2011, thanks in part to investment in projects like these, the number of people who use a bike to get to work has increased substantially.

'But we fully acknowledge that when it comes to cycling infrastructure, a lot more needs to be done, including by the National Transport Authority.'

Fingal Independent