€21m has been allocated for investment in 51 walking and cycling infrastructure projects across Limerick for 2023.
The funding has been announced as part of the government’s €360m per annum commitment to investing in active travel infrastructure nationwide.
The allocation of funding for Limerick includes provision for the TUS to city centre active travel scheme which has been almost 10 years in the making.
The 51 projects chosen in Limerick include Ballysimon road cycle scheme, Ennis Road Cycle Scheme, Limerick Greenway connections, Rosmor to Childers road active travel scheme, Bloomfield road’s active travel improvements and Abbeyfeale’s public realm enhancements.
The funding announced will also see a number of Safe Routes to School projects being progressed at locations across the city and county.
In 2022, Limerick City and County Council received an allocation of €24 million. This year, the 51 projects which have been approved have a combined value of €21 million.
Overall, the national investment of €290 million will fund approximately 1,200 Active Travel projects across the country – including almost 1,000km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure by 2025.