Latest Laois News: Further Investment in Laois Walking & Cycling Infrastructure announced
Laois Walking & Cycling Infrastructure gets big boost
The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D., today confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to Ireland’s local authorities with a view to spending €289 million on walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022.
€3 million has been allocated by the National Transport Authority (NTA) for the provision of walking and cycling Active Travel Infrastructure in Laois. This investment; being directed to Laois County Council, should enable more people to walk and cycle in their daily lives.
Projects for Laois include;
- Portlaoise: Triogue Blueway, Father Brown Avenue Cycle Scheme, Beladd Cycle Scheme, Portlaoise Cycle Parking, Local Transport Plan, Dublin Road Pedestrian, Cycle and Traffic Management Scheme.
- Stradbally: Carlow Road footpath to the cemetery scheme
- Durrow: Cork Road Footpath Improvement Scheme
- Abbeyleix: Ballyroan Road Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme
- Timahoe: Village Cycle Link
- Portarlington: Edenderry Road Footpath Scheme
There is additional substantial funding allocated to Laois County Council for other works which include;
- Footpath Improvement Scheme and additional Outdoor Infrastructure
- Safe Route to Schools Programme
- Light Segregation Cycle Schemes
- Junction Tightening/Pedestrian Crossing Schemes